Two suspects in 1992 death of sailor back in Lowcountry for court

Charles Welty, left, and Douglas Emory
Charles Welty, left, and Douglas Emory

MONCKS CORNER, SC (WCSC) - Two suspects recently arrested and charged with the 1992 murder of Navy sailor james Horton were back in the Lowcountry Wednesday.

Charles Welty and Douglas Emory will be in bond court at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Moncks Corner. Welty was arrested in Montana and Emory was taken into custody in New Jersey. They are being held at the Hill-Finklea Detention Center in Moncks Corner.

A third suspect, Konnie Glidden of Goose Creek was arrested July 15th and already had her hearing.

The final suspect, Thomas Solheim is being held in Suffold County, New York. He will be transferred to Berkeley County.

All four suspects are being charged in connection to the murder of 22-year-old Horton. He was a sailor stationed at the Navy base.

In 1992, Horton was found in a Summerville ditch. He had been beaten and shot to death. Investigators said Horton was also sexually assaulted.

Until recently, the case had gone cold. Horton`s mother believes he was killed for witnessing one of the suspects, his superior officer on the ship, having sex with another man.

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