Fifth suspect arrested in October murder case


The Darlington County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 5th suspect in connection with a death which occurred in October 2022. Jack Garrett Book, joins William Book, Brittany Nichole Caraway, Paislee Ann Davis and Krystyn Kelly-Hines in custody at this time. All 5 are charged with the kidnapping and murder of Trey Lee Montrose.

On October 8, 2022, Montrose’s body was found in the area of Victor White Road, near Timmonsville. He was identified by the coroner and an investigation began. On Dec. 28, 2022, Charles William Book was the first suspect arrested and charged with murder, kidnapping and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

Florence deputies later determined that the murder took place in Darlington County before the body was found in Florence and Darlington County Sheriff’s deputies took over the investigation. It is being handled by their Homicide Unit. Darlington County Sheriff James Hudson Jr. said the investigation is still ongoing and there could be more arrests.

Author: Stephan Drew

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