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Suspect in Dogwood Park murder transferred to Berkeley Co.

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Stephon Johnson. (Source: BCDC) Stephon Johnson. (Source: BCDC)
William Kuhn and Stephon Johnson. (Source: GCPD) William Kuhn and Stephon Johnson. (Source: GCPD)
BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

Authorities say a suspect who was captured in California last month in connection with the murder of a convenience store worker in a Goose Creek park has been successfully transferred back to Berkeley County.  

Stephon Johnson was booked at the Berkeley County Detention Center Thursday at 10:57 p.m. He has been charged with murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, and grand larceny.

Johnson was captured by U.S. Marshals in Lancaster, California on October 23. Police say he was wanted in connection with the murder of 40-year-old William Kuhn, whose body was found by children near a playground in Dogwood Park on September 18.

Kuhn died from a gunshot wound to the head, according to Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury.

According to the Goose Creek Police Department, Johnson will be served with multiple arrest warrants, and will attend bond court Friday evening. 

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