Police have arrested four men and charged them with first-degree murder in connection to what authorities call a “suspicious death” in Wadesboro.
Early Tuesday, officials found the body of Phillip Lee Burgess in the parking lot of the “Hair Shack,” a barber shop off of Highway 74, just east of Highway 52 south.
Wadesboro Police Chief Thedis Spencer said someone called police to report seeing a man “lying down” in the parking lot. Police and EMS arrived and Spencer said the man was face down in the parking lot and did not have a pulse.
Police arrested James Edward Henderson, Reginald Lamont Jenkins, Demetrian Alphonso Teal, and Quentin Cornelius Teal and charged all four men with first degree murder in Burgess’ death.
Wadesboro police said their motive was robbery.
In addition to the murder charge, Henderson has been charged with hit and run and resisting a public officer.
All four suspects were being held Saturday in the Anson County Jail.
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