Tow truck operator indicted in Christmas Eve shooting death

BEAUFORT, SC (WCSC) - A Beaufort County grand jury indicted Preston Ryan Oates on one count of voluntary manslaughter on Thursday in connection with the shooting death of Carlos Olivera.

According to investigators, Oates shot Olivera six times after the two argued over a boot that Oates placed on Olivera's minivan on Dec. 24, 2010.

Oates remains in the Beaufort County Detention Center.

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