HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — Officials arrested Dominique Davonah Brand, 29, of Marion, for the kidnapping and murder of 80-year-old Mary Ann Elvington on Wednesday, according to a tweet from the Horry County Police Dept.
Brand is also charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, the post said.
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A source connected to the investigation tells ABC 15 Brand turned himself in Wednesday to authorities.
Brand will have an arraignment before a Marion County Magistrate on Thursday at 9:30 a.m.
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The investigation is still ongoing across multiple jurisdictions with the assistance of local, state, and federal authorities.
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Several deputies along with the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) were gathered Wednesday afternoon outside a home on Pine Street in Marion.
ABC15 confirmed with Sheriff Brian Wallace that this house was searched in connection to Elvington's murder case.
They went underneath the home and spent a lot of time in the backyard.
Twelfth Circuit Solicitor Ed Clements went to the scene and told ABC15 that deputies got a warrant to search the home as part of the investigation.
Wallace said he cannot release any further information at this time.
Elvington's longtime pastor at Mt. Olive Baptist Church told ABC 15 he is relieved an arrest has been made so that her family can start to heal.
"We were very excited, very relieved to hear of this person being apprehended, it does bring a measure of peace. Like I said, it doesn't undo all the evil that has been done but it does help heal the heart to know this person has been stopped" said Stephen Vipperman.
Further information will be released in the coming days.