ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The mystery of a 2015 homicide has finally been solved, according to the Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell.
According to officials, a warrant was obtained Monday, charging 18-year-old Curtis Green with the murder of Trejan Jenkins.
"We hadn't stopped investigating this case since that day last year in March when Mr. Jenkins was found shot to death at his own residence," the sheriff said. "It was only a matter of time. But we have discovered who committed this heinous act."
Green was already being held for unrelated charges of grand larceny and possession of a stolen vehicle.
Orangeburg Police Department were called to Shadowlawn Drive early on March 20, 2015 where 35-year-old Jenkins lay dead of a gunshot wound to the upper body
Witnesses at the apartment complex said they heard arguing before a single gunshot rang before officials were called to the scene.
Officials found information which led them to a witness of the murder.
The witness on Monday provided elaborate detail as to what happened that morning of the shooting.
Investigators believe the motive of the Jenkins murder was attempted theft of one of his several vehicles at his residence.
"And that's the saddest part of this whole situation," Ravenell said. "This man lost his life because someone wanted to steal a car."
Officials are working towards obtaining a court order for Green to be transported to Orangeburg for a hearing, where he will be formally charged with murder, says the press release.