Man charged with murder in connection with assault of elderly man in Hampton County

Man charged with murder in connection with assault of elderly man in Hampton County
Dante William Jones

HAMPTON CO., S.C. (WTOC) - The Hampton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a larceny and assault that happened on Tuesday.

The incident occurred in the 8000 block of Pocotaligo Road in Hampton. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the 85-year-old victim, identified as Harry Richard Pope, died from his injuries early Wednesday morning.

A person of interest was quickly detained. The Sheriff’s Office says 24-year-old Dante William Jones, of Hampton, has been charged with strong armed robbery and murder in connection to the case.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Department Crime Scene Unit is assisting with the investigation.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Hampton County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 914-2200.

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