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SC police: Black man shot to death, body dragged

NEWBERRY, S.C. (AP) - A 19-year-old white South Carolina man has made his first court appearance after being charged in the shooting death of a black man whose body was dragged for 10 miles behind a truck.

Newberry County Magistrate Ron Halfacre says Gregory Collins of Newberry appeared in court Thursday, but no bond was set. Collins is charged with murder in the death of 30-year-old Anthony Hill of Winnsboro on Wednesday.

State Law Enforcement Division director Reggie Lloyd says the FBI is assisting in the investigation as a possible hate crime. Lloyd says investigators don't have a motive yet.

Sheriff's deputies say they followed a trail of blood to Collins' home, but he refused to come out until officers used tear gas.

Collins doesn't have a lawyer yet.

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