Amherst County investigating homicide - WCBD-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Charleston, SC

Amherst County investigating homicide

Posted: Updated:
Sylvester Mathew Cheatham, Courtesy: Amherst Co. Sheriff's office Sylvester Mathew Cheatham, Courtesy: Amherst Co. Sheriff's office
Car similar to the 2006 silver Hyundai 4 door sedan police are looking for. Courtesy: Amherst Co. Sheriff's office Car similar to the 2006 silver Hyundai 4 door sedan police are looking for. Courtesy: Amherst Co. Sheriff's office

The Amherst County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide of a woman found Friday morning in a local motel.

When employees at the Executive Inn, 4673 South Amherst Highway, went to check on a guest who had not checked out, they found the body of a female.

Deputies found 41-year old Arnita Michelle Cheatham of Appomattox and lately of Norfolk dead. Cheatham was reported missing on July 31st from the Town of Appomattox.

She died from blunt force injures to the head. Her 2006 silver Hyundai 4 door sedan is also missing.

Investigators are currently trying to locate Cheatham's husband, Sylvester Mathew Cheatham. He is a 49 year old male who stands 5'7" tall and weighs 188 pounds.  He has brown eyes and black / white hair.  

No weapons, drugs or alcohol were found in the room.

Anyone that has any information on the death of Ms Cheatham, the location of Mr. Cheatham or the missing vehicle is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information regarding this crime. All information is totally confidential.

  • 2 Your Health Join the Fight For Air Climb at North Charleston Coliseum

    2 Your Health Join the Fight For Air Climb at North Charleston Coliseum

    2 Your Health Join the Fight For Air Climb at North Charleston Coliseum

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:49 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:49:22 GMT
    The Fight for Air Climb is one of the American Lung Association's signature fundraising events. With events in more than 65 cities, participants young and old climb to raise funds in support of the mission of the American Lung Association: to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.Saturday's unique event is planned for the North Charleston Coliseum and challenges participants as they walk, run or race up hundreds of steps. Sometimes called a "vertical road race", team...
    The Fight for Air Climb is one of the American Lung Association's signature fundraising events. With events in more than 65 cities, participants young and old climb to raise funds in support of the mission of the American Lung Association: to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.Saturday's unique event is planned for the North Charleston Coliseum and challenges participants as they walk, run or race up hundreds of steps. Sometimes called a "vertical road race", team...
  • Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

    Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:22:36 GMT
    The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.
    A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.
  • Residents fear traffic congestion if 196 new apartments and grocery store are built

    Residents fear traffic congestion if 196 new apartments and grocery store are built

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:37:56 GMT
     On Wednesday night, the Mount Pleasant Planning Commission will review a proposal for new residential apartments and 87,000 square feet of commercial space.
     On Wednesday night, the Mount Pleasant Planning Commission will review a proposal for new residential apartments and 87,000 square feet of commercial space.
Powered by WorldNow

210 W. Coleman Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Telephone: 843.216.4875
Fax: 843.881.3410
Email: news@wcbd.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.