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KCSO deputy nabs Anderson murder suspect

Posted: May 27, 2014 5:22 p.m.
Updated: May 28, 2014 5:00 a.m.

An alert Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) deputy nabbed a man wanted for murder in Anderson County on Saturday while on patrol as part of enhanced enforcement during the Memorial Day weekend.

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said Lt. Scott Meyers clocked a vehicle traveling at about 85 miles per hour in a 70 mph zone during the evening hours.

“He pulled him over and the suspect presented him with a fake ID that actually checked out,” Matthews said.

Even though the man’s identification was forged, Matthews said Meyers’ interdiction training kicked in. The sheriff said Meyers noted that the man was acting nervous and showing the “classic signs” of trying to hide something.

“He got consent to search the vehicle and found a prescription bottle with the man’s real name,” Matthews said.

Meyers identified the young man as 17-year-old Marquez Goss. Matthews said when Meyers went to check on that name, he discovered that Goss had escaped from the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice in 2013.

“Then he saw that he was wanted for murder in Anderson County,” Matthews said.

According to the Anderson Independent Mail, the Anderson Police Department is accused of shooting a 32-year-old man outside a home. The man died several hours later at a hospital. The newspaper reported that a police report stated the victim and Goss had argued and fought. It said the report stated that as Goss left the scene, he turned around and shot the man in the back. The alleged incident took place May 11.

“This is a case of an officer going above and beyond just writing a ticket,” Matthews said. “Most of our traffic enforcement unit has that training and others are getting it.”

In a Facebook post following the arrest, Matthews described traffic flow on I-20 Saturday night as “very high speed and aggressive.” He said deputies issued numerous citations for a variety of offenses, including excessive speeding, drugs, drug paraphernalia, littering and alcohol violations.

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