Man accused in murders of Berkeley County women in court

Arthur Chavis and Caleb Matlock (Source: BCSO)
Arthur Chavis and Caleb Matlock (Source: BCSO)
Dana Woods and June Guerry were found dead last week. (Source: BCSO)
Dana Woods and June Guerry were found dead last week. (Source: BCSO)

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - One of the two men accused of killing two Berkeley County women had a preliminary hearing on Friday.

A Berkeley County judge decided there is enough evidence to bring Arthur Chavis to trial.

The other suspect, Caleb Matlock, waived his preliminary hearing.

Both are accused of killing Dana Woods and June Guerry. Their bodies were found in the Francis Marion Forest back in August.

According to authorities, Matlock and Chavis wanted to steal the victims' car. Both men were charged with murder on Sept. 1, days after authorities recovered the bodies of Woods and Guerry in a section of the Francis Marion Forest near the Cordesville area.

Both victims were shot dead, authorities said. Search crews were led to the area after a fisherman stumbled upon Woods' burned-out Chevrolet Metro.

Court documents state Matlock told someone he and Chavis shot and killed them with a 9mm handgun.

According to Berkeley County Sheriff's Office reports, Woods and Guerry didn't return home from a trip to get fast food late in the night of August 26. Woods' mother contacted authorities after her phone calls to her daughter went unanswered.

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