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Suspect wanted in Marshall slaying in custody; Hartsville man fighting extradition from Pennsylvania

The fifth and final man wanted in connection with the Ned Marshall murder has beenapprehended, officials said.

Ben Robert Stewart, 20, of Hartsville is in custody in Pennsylvania, Deputy SolicitorWilly 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 ofcharges."

Thompson, who said Stewart was arrested nearly two weeks ago.

“He is fighting extradition at this time,” Thompson said. “We have startedthe process here. It’s just a matter of time. He will be required to cometo South Carolina and face the charges in connection with Ned Marshall’sdeath.”

Marshall was fatally shot as he worked at Rock Hill’s Little Giant/CelaneseBP Oct. 10. He was discovered by a customer around 4:30 a.m. The69-year-old husband, father, grandfather and friend was shot twice: once inthe chest and once in the leg.

Marshall, also known as "Ned," was the son of the late Ed Marshall, whoowned and operated Rock Hill's Marshall Oil Co. for more than 50 years. Heworked full time for more than five years at the store located at the busyintersection of Celanese and India Hook Roads, near several shoppingcenters.

Four other men have been charged in the killing.

For more details, see Saturday’s Herald.