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Cassatt man charged in Camden woman's death

Posted: March 1, 2011 4:47 p.m.
Updated: March 2, 2011 5:00 a.m.

A Cassatt man is in jail charged with reckless homicide after a woman’s body was discovered at a Lee County hunting club.

Charles Glenn Tedder Sr., 61, of Rogers Road, Cassatt, was arrested Sunday, according to Maj. J.D. Dellinger of the Lee County Sheriff’s Department.

An autopsy performed on the victim, 59-year-old Deborah Granger-Brown of Camden, showed she died sometime Saturday night of blunt force trauma caused by being run over by a vehicle, Dellinger said.

Lee County deputies responded to a call about a missing person late Saturday evening in the McGee Town area of the county.

“The 911 call about a missing woman was placed by Mr. Tedder and his daughter to Kershaw County,” Dellinger said.

According to a Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) report, Tedder had been pulled over by Kershaw County deputies around 11:30 p.m. Saturday after he disregarded a stop sign on Phillips Church Road. Online mapping programs show Phillips Church Road deadends into Stokes Road right at the Lee County line.

Tedder reportedly told the Kershaw County deputies he could “not find his girlfriend.” They advised him to contact Lee County authorities and report her missing. Around 2 a.m. Sunday, Kershaw County dispatchers began receiving calls from Tedder saying he had found his girlfriend and believed she was dead.

The call was transferred to Lee County and the two Kershaw County deputies assisted Lee County deputies at a hunting club off nearby McGee Town Road where the couple had apparently attended a club meeting and cookout earlier in the evening.

“We discovered the body of a woman about 15 or 20 feet from the front door of the club,” Dellinger said. “She had been run over by a vehicle.”

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene by Lee County Coroner Alford Elmore.

Dellinger said the couple had been drinking and gotten into an argument earlier in the evening.

“After everyone else left, they stayed behind to clean up,” Dellinger said. “Her death was the result of a domestic situation.”

Deputies arrested Tedder and he remains in the Sumter Lee Regional Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing. His 2008 Dodge truck has been impounded, Dellinger said.

The State Law Enforcement Division assisted Lee County in processing the scene.

(C-I Associate Editor Martin L. Cahn contributed to this report.)


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