The fifth and final man wanted in connection with the Ned Marshall murder has been apprehended, officials said.
Ben Robert Stewart, 20, of Hartsville is in custody in Pennsylvania, Deputy Solicitor Willy Thompson of the 16th Circuit Solicitor’s Office said. Stewart was charged with accessory to armed robbery in October, shortly after Marhsall was killed and police had been looking for him.
“He was captured in Philadelphia,” Thompson said. “He’s facing a number of charges."
Thompson, who said Stewart was arrested nearly two weeks ago.
“He is fighting extradition at this time,” Thompson said. “We have started the process here. It’s just a matter of time. He will be required to come to South Carolina and face the charges in connection with Ned Marshall’s death.”
Marshall was fatally shot as he worked at Rock Hill’s Little Giant/Celanese BP Oct. 10. He was discovered by a customer around 4:30 a.m. The 69-year-old husband, father, grandfather and friend was shot twice: once in the chest and once in the leg.
Marshall, also known as "Ned," was the son of the late Ed Marshall, who owned and operated Rock Hill's Marshall Oil Co. for more than 50 years. He worked full time for more than five years at the store located at the busy intersection of Celanese and India Hook Roads, near several shopping centers.
Four other men have been charged in the killing.
For more details, see Saturday’s Herald.