Arrest made in Colleton County triple homicide

RUFFIN, S.C. (WCIV) — The Colleton County Sheriff's Office has arrested a suspect in connection to the triple homicide in the town of Ruffin Tuesday, which left two parents and their 13-year-old son dead.

Kenneth Markeith Chisolm, 19, has been charged with murder in the deaths of Phillip Miller, 46, Lori Miller, 52, and Vincent Miller, 13.

A 9-year-old girl, identified as the granddaughter of Phillip and Lori Miller, was wounded in the shooting, but has since been released from the hospital.

Colleton County Sheriff's Lt. Tyger Benton said deputies found the two adults dead inside, and the teen dead in the front yard of the home on U.S. Highway 21.

According to the sheriff's office, a search of the home uncovered narcotics. Lt. Tyger Benton with the Colleton County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday more marijuana than is "needed for personal use" was found in the home, but deputies didn't know if the drugs are connected to the killings.

Deputies arrested Chisolm Thursday with the help of SLED agents. Chisolm is being held in the Colleton County Detention Center, awaiting a bond hearing.

Court records show Chisolm was charged in November 2016 with two counts each of armed robbery and kidnapping. He was out of jail on a $60,000 bond.

Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry announced earlier Thursday it was offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case. It's unknown at this point if a tip through the organization led law enforcement to Chisolm.

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