Man Charged in Beaufort County Murder

Mario Platts
Mario Platts

Beaufort County sheriff's deputies have arrested a man in connection with the county's latest homicide. Mario Platts, 25, is in the Beaufort County Detention Center charged with murder.

Deputies were called to Platts' home on Bonaire Avenue in north Burton about 12:30am yesterday morning where they found 20-year-old Ryan Martin dead from an apparent stab wound.

Another man, 18-year-old Adrian Middleton was also found wounded in an apparent fight at the home. He was taken to Beaufort Memorial Hospital.

Investigators are continuing to interview witnesses and say additional charges may be filed.