Kohlhepp confessed to Superbike killings after meeting with mom, says sheriff

WSPA Staff

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WOODRUFF, S.C. (WSPA and AP) – Investigators in Spartanburg Co. say they’ll continue searching for human remains Monday after finding the remains of two people and a woman alive and chained by her neck and ankle in a metal storage container.

Todd Kohlhepp has become a suspect in at least seven deaths and authorities say he’s confessed to a quadruple slaying at a motorcycle shop in 2003.

In an interview with CBS This Morning, Sheriff Chuck Wright says Kohlhepp asked to meet with his mother.

It was after that meeting that he confessed to the killings.

Kohlhepp is without an attorney and speaking freely with investigators, according to Wright.

Kohlhepp confessed Saturday to the four murders, Sheriff Wright said.

THE SUPERBIKE MURDERS

Sunday marked the 13th anniversary of the Superbike murders. Scott Ponder, Beverly Guy, Chris Sherbert and Brian Lucas, were killed at Superbike Motorsports on Nov. 6, 2003.

Scott Ponder, Beverly Guy, Brian Lucas, and Chris Sherbert were shot and killed inside the Superbike Motorsports shop in Chesnee on Parris Bridge Road.

Years went by and sketches were released, leads were followed, but the case remained cold.

Scott Ponder’s widow, Melissa, says deputies told her that Kohlhepp was a customer of the shop.

Chris Sherbert’s brother remains in disbelief, telling 7 News that he stopped by his brother’s grave Saturday night, to tell him there was closure.

Tom Lucas, the father of Brian Lucas, says that it’s unreal still.

THE SUSPECT TODD KOHLHEPP

Kohlhepp is a registered sex offender in SC.

The registry says he is a Juvenile Tier III type offender for a 10/16/1987 conviction in AZ for Kidnapping.

According to court records, Kohlhepp kidnapped and sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl.

He was 15-years-old at the time of the crime.

According to court records, Kohlhepp had extensive counseling, including hospitalization, for his behavior in Georgia.

He was living with his biological father at the time of the kidnapping.

According to court documents, Kohlhepp forced the girl into his home and tied her hands and put tape over her mouth and sexually assaulted her.

The court documents also include a psychiatric evaluation that say Kohlhepp destroyed his room with a hammer, destroyed other children’s projects, cloroxed a goldfish, shot a dog with a BB gun, was dismissed from the Boy Scouts because he was too disruptive, and shredded his own new clothes. The report also says his father made a statement saying the only emotion Kohlhepp was capable of was anger.

WHAT HAPPENED IN WOODRUFF?

Spartanburg deputies were at a property off Wofford Rd. in Woodruff Thursday afternoon serving a search warrant.

That property is owned by Kohlhepp, according to records.

The sheriff said deputies heard a woman banging on the metal container.

They found Kala Brown inside with a chain around her neck. She has been taken for treatment.

They did not find her boyfriend Charles Carver.

They couple had been missing since August 31.

The sheriff says they may be dealing with a possible serial killer and there could be 4 bodies on the property.

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