SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - A Hanahan man charged with the murder of a 28-year-old Summerville woman last seen over a month ago has been denied bond.
A bond hearing was held in Dorchester County Wednesday morning for 30-year-old Edward Bonilla. Investigators obtained a murder warrant for Bonilla Tuesday in connection with the April 4 disappearance of Ashley Pegram.
Bonilla, who was already being held on a $400,000 bond for obstruction of justice in Pegram's disappearance, was denied bond as friends and family of the missing woman looked on inside the courtroom.
Deputies executed numerous search warrants and conducted multiple interviews in Pegram's disappearance, according to Dorchester County Sheriff's Capt. Tony Phinney.
"One search warrant led to the discovery of blood evidence in the trunk of Bonilla's vehicle and other locations that were under his control" on April 4, Phinney said in a statement. April 4 was the date Pegram was reported missing by her family.