Lincolnville murder suspect arrested

Thomas Scott McFadden.

LINCOLNVILLE, SC – Tuesday, shortly after 4 p.m., members of the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested Thomas Scott McFadden Jr., of Lincolnville, for the murder of Tyrell Bess.

McFadden was arrested without incident in the parking lot of Golden Coral in Tanger Outlets. Bond was denied Wednesday, September 30 for the 23-year-old man.

On August 14, 2015, shortly before 10 p.m., Charleston County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an area off Bell Drive to investigate a report of shots being fired.  Upon the deputies arrival at the scene, several spent shell casings were discovered near the road side and a few yards from where the shell casing were discovered the deceased body of a black male, who was later identified as, Tyrell Bess, by the Charleston County Coroner’s Office.

This continues to be an active criminal investigation and anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 843.554.1111 or the Sheriff’s Office at 843.202.1700.

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