Man charged with killing man, seriously injuring woman in Chesterfield County

Man charged with killing man, seriously injuring woman in Chesterfield County
Thomas Ray Sutton (Source: Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office)

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, S.C. (WBTV) - A man was arrested and charged with allegedly beating another man to death with a baseball bat Sunday in Chesterfield County.

Thomas Ray Sutton was taken into custody without incident and charged with murder, attempted murder and use of a weapon during a violent crime.

Deputies say a man died and a woman was seriously injured on Popular Knob Lane in the Mount Crogham area of Chesterfield County.

The man who was killed, identified as 61-year-old Carroll Johnson, was found dead inside a home.

A 54-year-old woman was found lying in the yard with injuries from what appeared to be from an assault, according to deputies. She is in critical condition.

Deputies say Sutton was standing in the yard with a baseball bat when officers arrived.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information is asked to call deputies at 843-623-2101, dispatch at 843-623-6838 or the tip line at 843-287-0235.

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