A man wanted in connection with the slaying of Clemson University student Steven Gregory Grich was arrested Friday after authorities tracked him down to a motel in Georgia.
Lester Mosley, Jr., 18, is the fourth person to be charged in Grich’s death. He was being held without bond Saturday in the Pickens County jail on multiple charges including murder and first-degree burglary.
Authorities had been searching for Mosley since the Dec. 8 slaying and recently learned he was in Toccoa, Ga., said Tim Morgan, assistant sheriff in Pickens County. Mosley was arrested without incident around 6:20 p.m. Friday at the Budget Inn motel.
Grich, a 23-year-old from Fort Mill, S.C., was killed when men burst into his off-campus home in Central, S.C., and shot him, according to law enforcement officials.
Three men have already been arrested in the case. Jordan Dalton, 19, of Central, Jaron Dalton, 24, of Six Mile, S.C., and Bernard Ramsey, 19, of Central are charged with murder, armed robbery, first-degree burglary and weapons possession.
Warrants were issued for Mosley on the same charges.
Morgan said investigators learned Mosley had been moving from place to place in recent weeks and had not been in Toccoa for long. Toccoa is about 40 miles west of Central via U.S. 123.
Officials said the arrest follows the work of several agencies, including the Pickens and Oconee sheriff’s offices, the Clemson University and Clemson City police departments, the S.C. Law Enforcement Division and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.
Grich was a junior at Clemson, majoring in electrical engineering. Morgan said he had met with Grich’s family twice, including on Saturday.
“Our hearts certainly go out to the family,” he said. “Not only has this destroyed this Christmas, but it has destroyed every Christmas in the future that they’ll miss their son and brother. .... This is just a terrible tragedy for the community.”
Cameron Steele contributed
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