Orangeburg murder suspect arrested in nation's capital

Orangeburg murder suspect arrested in nation's capital

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) - A 48-year-old South Carolina man wanted for a shooting death in Orangeburg County has been arrested in the nation's capital.

Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell says Darrin Houser of St. Matthews was arrested Friday afternoon in the District of Columbia. The sheriff says Houser will be charged with murder in the death of 56-year-old Anthony Patterson.

Authorities accuse Houser of entering Patterson's home shortly before midnight Wednesday and firing multiple times, killing Patterson. Two other men who entered the home with Houser have not yet been identified.

Authorities believe the motive was robbery.

Houser was arrested by U.S. marshals and agents with the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force.

The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reports Houser's criminal record dates to 1996. It includes multiple burglary and shoplifting convictions.

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