Missing Walterboro men found dead; suspect arrested

Jonathan Shamar Moore, 18, of Walterboro

COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) — The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office says two men who were last seen on January 27, have been found shot to death.

From left to right: Brandon Dewayne Ferguson and Alexander Blair Blakeney

The bodies of Brandon Dewayne Ferguson and Alexander Blair Blakeney were found in a wooded area off Jones Swamp Road in Walterboro. Two victims were found in the vehicle deceased by apparent gunshot wound(s).

Jonathan Shamar Moore, 18, of Walterboro has been arrested in connection with Ferguson and Blakeney’s death.

Jonathan Shamar Moore appeared in bond court at the Colleton County Detention Center in Walterboro, SC. Bond was denied for the charge of Murder and the Magistrate Judge did set a bond of $1,000.00 for an unrelated charge for Unlawful Carrying of a Firearm. Moore is currently incarcerated in the Colleton County Detention Center.

Ferguson and Blakeney were last seen on January 27, on Savage Street in Walterboro, according to officials. Ferguson was on his way to pick up the mother of his child but he never arrived.

“Additional charges are forthcoming against Moore in this case,” according to officials.

Authorities are pursuing additional leads in reference to this case.

If you have any information, contact the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office at 843-549-2211 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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