A teen has been arrested for murder in the death of a Clover man who was found dead along the shore of Lake Wylie in June, York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson said.
Deputies on Saturday charged Zi’Quavious Jkwon La’Travis Caldwell, 17, the Sheriff’s Office said in a written statement. Caldwell was in apartments on Paces River Avenue near Interstate 77 and Celanese Road in Rock Hill, the Sheriff’s Office said.
As an adult, Caldwell is charged with murder, armed robbery and possession of weapons during a violent crime, Tolson said.
Terron “TJ” Hubert, 20, of Clover, was found dead on the shore of Lake Wylie on June 6, officers said. A hiker found Hubert’s body in Quigley Park at SC 49 near the North Carolina state line southwest of Charlotte.
Hubert had been shot at several times, deputies said.
On Thursday, the sheriff made a public plea for information in the case. Detectives had been working on the case for two months, Tolson said.
“Every victim is important,” Tolson said on Saturday.
Detectives believe Caldwell robbed and shot Hubert after an argument, according to the Sheriff’s Office statement posted online.
It remains unclear how 17-year-old Caldwell possessed a gun at the time of the murder, Tolson told The Herald on Saturday.
It remains unclear whether the two men knew each other before the incident, or why the two men were in the Lake Wylie area at the time of the murder.
Caldwell faces life imprisonment if convicted on all charges under South Carolina law. Murder carries a 30-year life sentence in South Carolina, and armed robbery lasts 10 to 30 years. The weapon charge carries up to five years.
Trent Faris, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office, told The Herald on Saturday that the case is still under investigation.
Caldwell remains in York County Jail without bail, records show.