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2nd suspect charged in triple homicide

 A 2nd man has been arrested in a triple homicide.
Jeremy Savoy Cornish, 38, is charged with 3 counts of murder and 1 count of 1st degree burglary, according to arrest warrants. Justin Tyler Ellaree Hopkins, 21, was taken into custody the weekend after the Dec. 17 shootings. Hopkins is charged with 3 counts of murder, unlawful carrying of a pistol, 1st degree burglary and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to warrants.
“Cornish has been a part of our investigation since its early stages,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Witnesses told detectives early on they’d seen Hopkins running away from the scene and getting into a truck matching the description of one Cornish admitted he driving the day of the incident.”
Investigators have collected evidence linking Hopkins and Cornish to the vehicle and the incident location, according to Koon.
Cornish, a Columbia resident, was taken into custody by members of the U.S. Marshals Service’s fugitive task force Tuesday and transported to the Lexington County Detention Center. He’s being held there while he awaits a bond hearing.


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