Man wanted in deadly hit-and-run in Ridgeland arrested

Crime & Safety

RIDGELAND, S.C. (WSAV) – A man wanted for a deadly hit-and-run in Ridgeland last month has been arrested.

According to Jasper County jail records, Charles Stevenson, 34, was booked on Wednesday, nearly two weeks after Markeshia Dupont’s death.

The 27-year-old Dupont was fatally struck while walking down Highway 336 just before midnight on July 31 near the Wagon Branch Community Center on July 31.

Also on Wednesday, the South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office issued a wanted notice for Stevenson for the hit-and-run as well as breach of trust with fraudulent intent.

Anyone with further information on Dupont’s death can call the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office at 843-726-7999 or the South Carolina Highway Patrol at 843-726-8076.

Information can be submitted anonymously to Crimestoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111.

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