CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The victim of a homicide in the Adams run area has been identified.
Patrick Lee Gregory, 28, faces charges for the murder of Louis Richie Cadden, 31, and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, according to Charleston County Sheriff's Capt. Roger Antonio.
Gregory's girlfriend, Sarah Suzan Kelley, is charged as an accessory after the fact of murder, Antonio said.
The judge denied bond for Gregory and set a $250,000 surety bond for Kelley.
A witness called deputies to report that a murder had occurred, according to an affidavit. Deputies then executed a search warrant for the area of the 6900 block of Parkers Ferry Road at approximately 1 p.m. Thursday.
"There were six or eight police cars on the paved road, and the yard was full of cars, about eight or nine police cars in the yard," nearby resident Monroe Brunson said.
There, investigators discovered bones in a burn pile. The Charleston County Coroner's Office determined were human remains.
"Everyone is upset, talking and wondering what is going on," nearby resident Jean Brunson said.
Jean said police had visited the house where the incident happened several times in the past. Other than those visits, she said police activity in their area is rare.
"We're not used to this kind of thing going on in our community," Jean said. "I would just like for it to be like it was before."
Detectives said multiple witnesses came forward claiming Gregory said he killed the victim, "further stating the body would never be found," according to an affidavit.
Affidavits allege Gregory shot the victim, dumped the body and then burned the corpse at the Parkers Ferry Road property.
Detectives also say Kelley confessed to "having knowledge of the murder and assisted with driving the vehicle and moving the body to the rear of the property where it was disposed and later burned."
Antonio said Gregory and Kelley were located driving through Berkeley County and arrested by Charleston County deputies and the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
Gregory and Kelley were being held at the Al Cannon Detention Center pending a bond hearing Friday afternoon.