3 arrested in connection to Holly Hill murders

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ORANGEBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WBCD) — Three people have been arrested on murder charges in connection with the Holly Hill quadruple homicide in 2015.

Antly Aiken, 35, Derrick Coleman, 27, and Robert Bailey, 37, have each been charged with the deaths of Jerome Butler, 50; Krystal Hutto, 28; Shamekia Sanders, 17; and Tamara Perry, 14; and Dreamzz Nelson.

“Today…. I am happy to announce that with countless man hours, investigative hours, we traveled (to) many different states, many different institutions, correctional facilities, interviewing many people in this case. And today I can say we have arrested individuals” responsible, Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said.  “All three of these individuals have been charged with four counts of murder, one count of attempted murder, one count of burglary first, and one count of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime.”

Robert Bailey made his first court appearance on Thursday where he was formally charged.

He was taken into custody on Tuesday.

Coleman and Scott were arrested by US Marshals on OCSO warrants on Tuesday in Foley, Alabama. The process for their return to the Palmetto State will begin soon.

“This investigation is far from over,” Ravenell added. “I want everyone to understand that.”

The case began on July 15, 2015 when investigators were called to a home just west of Holly Hill where the four deceased victims and surviving child were found shot.

In October, Ravenell announced a task force had been formed that consisted of OCSO investigators, US Marshals, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, and the FBI.

The task force netted multiple peripheral charges, including drug-related charges, along the way as they sought to find the killers of who had become known as the “Holly Hill Four.”

“I’ve kept these victims’ pictures on a bulletin board in my office since that first week as a reminder not to forget them,” Ravenell said after the press conference. “I hope somehow, some way, through these arrests they and their families know we that never forgot them.”

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