HOLLY HILL - More than 24 hours after a massive search began, a Holly Hill man sought in connection with a fatal shooting has been found.
Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said 45-year-old Carvin Holman was located Saturday afternoon at an acquaintance's residence miles from where the shooting took place.
"A friend of Holman's contacted the Sheriff's Office to have his property checked out before he entered his home," Ravenell said. "Holman was located in a vehicle on those grounds between six and seven miles from the scene of Friday's shooting."
Holman was transported to Orangeburg, arriving under guard shortly before 8 p.m. He was being interviewed and had not been charged with any crime, Ravenell said.
After Holman was taken into custody around 5:45 p.m., authorities were still searching for a rifle that may have been used in the fatal altercation. It was unclear late Saturday if any weapon had been found.
"We appreciate the exhaustive efforts of the Holly Hill Police Department, S.C. Highway Patrol, SLED and DNR," Ravenell said.
Law enforcement began their search for Holman around 1:30 p.m. Friday after the fatal confrontation about two miles south of Holly Hill.
Anthony James, a meat cutter at the local IGA grocery store, was found shot to death in the front yard of his Boyer Road residence.
Officials have said the confrontation that resulted in the 45-year-old's death is domestic-related.
Neighbors said a woman fled the scene in Holman's vehicle, leaving him to flee on foot.
Traffic was blocked on nearby roads Friday while law enforcement agents combed the woods near James' residence. Vehicles were searched while deputies formed a perimeter detail on a railroad line running north and south near the residence.
Friends and coworkers described James as a "good guy" who worked hard and made for a good neighbor.
It was in James' neighborhood late Friday where residents said there were rumors Holman had been cornered in a corn field north of town and killed in a shootout with the dozens of law enforcement officers scouring the area on foot and in the air.
That rumor was denied as officers and K-9 units regrouped while darkness fell on the searchers.
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