Manhunt suspect has family ties to murder victim

MONCKS CORNER, SC (WCSC) - New information regarding a family connection between a Moncks Corner standoff suspect and a murder victim was released Thursday.

The suspect, 24-year-old Dean Lampkin Jr., was arrested Wednesday after more than one month of being on the run. Authorities say that Lampkin is the cousin of 23-year-old Chad Williams who was shot and killed in Russellville last month.

Sheriff's deputies pulled over a stolen vehicle Wednesday and Lampkin was in the passenger seat. The driver of the car was Williams' brother.

Berkeley County police say there is no connection between the murder and Lampkin at this time.

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