WINNSBORO — A 36-year-old Winnsboro man was arrested in Rochester, N.Y. early Friday morning for his involvement in the murder of a Winnsboro woman on July 4.
Officers received a call about suspicious activity and located Sampson, who was carrying a gun and admitted to being wanted for murder in South Carolina.
The Winnsboro Public Safety and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division are working with Rochester officials to bring Sampson back to South Carolina to face the charges of a murder warrant.
Winnsboro police responded to a Garden Street home at 3:50 a.m. July 4 and found Jennifer Monique Stone, 34, unresponsive. Emergency Medical Services were unable to revive Stone.
Lorick said her son was awakened by a scuffle taking place outside the home, got up to investigate and was met by Sampson, who fled the scene. After finding his mother’s body, he called 911.
Fairfield County Coroner Barkley Ramsey determined the cause of death as strangulation.
The relationship between Sampson and Stone is unclear, but Lorick said they were acquainted. Lorick said Sampson has a detailed criminal history.
“We’ve had incidents in the past where he’s been involved with domestic violence, from what I understand, and he has a long criminal record,” Lorick noted.
See the July 29 edition of The Herald Independent for the full story.