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Coroner identifies body found by kids playing in Ravenel, man arrested

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Friday, at around 8:30 p.m., Charleston County Detectives arrested 19-year-old Harold Lee Jones, Jr. of Ravenel. Jones was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Murder.

"The charges are a result of the investigation into the discovery of the body of James Butler whose body was found near the wood line behind a vacant residence off of Roper Run Road in Ravenel around 11:15 a.m. on April 5, 2013," Charleston County Sheriff's Officer representative Maj. James Brady said.

"While investigating the death detectives received several tips advising that Jones was responsible for the homicide. Detectives located Jones who was found to be in possession of a .32 caliber handgun. As detectives continued the investigation it was learned that Jones made statements that he was going to kill Butler due to an earlier argument the two had," Brady said.

Deputies say that Jones was seen driving Butler's truck Thursday evening and he was reportedly seen leaving in the victim's truck on Roper Run Road.

"During the interview with detectives Jones implicated himself in the murder," Brady said.

Jones is being held at the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center and received no bond for the Murder charge and $50,000 for the Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Violent Crime charge.

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