Two men arrested in connection with Bishopville armed robbery and shooting, elderly man killed
BISHOPVILLE, S.C. (WIS) - Two men have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery and shooting that happened on Feb. 6 at a Bishopville Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant.
Deputies arrested and charged 41-year-old Michael Dinkins and 32-year-old Byron Khrison Miller with murder, attempted murder, and armed robbery.
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The suspects are being held at the Sumter County Sherriff’s Office Detention Center and have been denied bond.
Deputies say multiple shots were fired at Lonnie Ray and Mickey Wilkes while they were at the restaurant located at 1073 Sumter Highway to sell a French Bulldog.
The French Bulldog was stolen and investigators have not been able to locate the dog yet.
Ray was struck by multiple gunshots and died as a result of his injuries. Wilkes was uninjured.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office, SLED, and the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the investigation.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office says a photo taken at a gas station next to the KFC is what led to this week’s arrest.
Investigators say the investigation is still ongoing and more arrests are expected.
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