Judge sets bond for third person charged in Adams Run killing

Judge sets bond for third person charged in Adams Run killing
Ralph Davis McClenney (Source: Charleston County Sheriff's Office)

A third person was arrested in connection to the shooting death of a person in Adams Run.

Ralph Davis McClenney was arrest on Friday and charged with accessory after the fact to murder destruction or desecration of human remains, according to affidavits.

A judge gave McClenney a $175,000 bond Saturday.

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, investigators discovered bones in a burn pile. The Charleston County Coroner's Office determined were human remains.

Detectives said multiple witnesses came forward claiming Patrick Lee 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 his body and then burned the corpse at the Parkers Ferry Road property. A judge denied bond for Gregory on Friday.

Affidavits state McClenney assisted with the continuous burning of the victim's body over several days.

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