ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Bond was denied for a Santee man who authorities say admitted to helping his brother dispose of a body in a homicide.
Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said 25-year-old Jason Glover was charged with accessory after the fact of murder following the conclusion of last week's trial in which Glover's brother, Leroy Glover, was found guilty of the 2013 murder of Orangeburg businessman Mike Carter.
"These two brothers put the Carter family through an unbelievable nightmare, one that we can't even imagine," the sheriff said. "Jason Glover played a part in this heinous act, and he should pay the price."
The sheriff's office said Orangeburg County Chief Magistrate Derrick Dash told Jason Glover during Monday's hearing he could appeal to a circuit court judge to reconsider bond.
Leroy Glover was sentenced to life in prison while Jason Glover, also charged with murder, was found not guilty.
"Jason Glover helped his brother after the homicide by using the victim's vehicle to drive the deceased man to a remote Santee location where the vehicle was set on fire," investigators said.
According to the sheriff's office, firefighters were initially called to a burning vehicle near Antioch Road and Wactor Drive about a mile west of Santee.
"Once the fire was out, however, it was discovered that a body was inside the SUV," sheriff's officials said.