Former principal arrested after wife’s body was found in Dorchester County

Dorchester County News

DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – A Summerville man is now facing three charges in connection to the death of a woman whose body was found in Dorchester County.

According to the Summerville Police Department, officers were dispatched to a home on Waring Street to investigate reports of a missing person on Tuesday.

James Stan Yarborough, a former principal at Summerville High School, told police his wife had been missing since the night before.

Later Tuesday, deputies received a report of a body that was located in an unincorporated area of Dorchester County near the Beidler Forest.

Dorchester County Coroner Paul Brouthers later identified that body as 63-year-old Karen Yarborough of Summerville. He said she was the victim of an apparent homicide.

James Stan Yarborough (Booking photo: Summerville Police Department)

James Yarborough, her husband, was arrested by the Summerville Police Department around 9:00 p.m. and is being charged with murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, and obstruction of justice.

A bond hearing will likely happen Wednesday at 3:00 p.m.

The Summerville Police Department, Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, and Dorchester County Coroner’s Office are investigating.

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