Father of 2 slain teens arrested on unrelated drug charge

HOLLY HILL, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina say the father of two teenagers found dead at a home in a rural area has been arrested on unrelated drug charges.

Local news media outlets report that 36-year-old Christopher Wright was charged by the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office on outstanding warrants for trafficking methamphetamines. Officials served warrants on Wright as he was being interviewed about the shootings.

Wright is the father of 17-year-old Shamekia Sanders and 14-year-old Tamara Perry, who were found dead at a home near Holly Hill Wednesday morning along with two adults, 28-year-old Krystal Hutto and 50-year-old Jerome Butler.

A young boy was wounded in the shooting. Holly Hill is located about 70 miles southeast of Columbia.

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