S.C. Murder Suspect Arrested in Toccoa

December 26, 2012

A man wanted on a murder charge in South Carolina is arrested in Stephens County.

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that on December 21, the Pickens County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Office contacted the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office and advised that 18-year-old Lester Devaria Mosley, Jr. of Central, South Carolina, who was wanted on an outstanding murder arrest warrant, might be in Stephens County.

Mosley, Jr. is charged in the death of 23-year-old Clemson student Steven Gregory Grich. Authorities said Grich was shot and killed in a Central, South Carolina subdivision on December 8 during an alleged home invasion and robbery. In an e-mail announcing the arrest Saturday, Shirley referred to Mosley, Jr. as the “trigger man.”

Once contacted by Pickens County authorities, Shirley said that his office’s DELTA unit immediately began conducting a surveillance operation around the Budget Inn on West Currahee Street in Toccoa.

During the operation, Shirley said that authorities confirmed the suspect vehicle’s location and a hotel room the suspect was possibly located in.

At that time, the sheriff said his office made contact with the United States Marshals’ Service, who responded to the scene.

Once U.S. marshals arrived, Shirley said that Mosley, Jr. was arrested on that outstanding murder warrant. He waived extradition in Stephens County Magistrate Court in front of Magistrate Judge Don Tabor Friday evening and was released back into the custody of U.S. marshals.

Shirley said that during the execution of the warrant, the Sheriff’s Office made two additional arrests.

He said that 18-year-old Travis-Malik Shavon Campbell of Clemson, South Carolina and 20-year old Marticus Gibson of Martin, Georgia were both charged with one count of hindering the apprehension of a criminal.

At last report, they were in the Stephens County Jail awaiting a bond hearing.

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