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Two men arrested in Ned Marshall slaying

Rock Hill police have arrested two Hartsville brothers and charged them with the murder of James Edward “Ned” Marshall III.

Marshall, 69, of 1118 Evergreen Circle, an employee at Little Giant/Celanese BP gas station, was shot to death early Oct. 10 during a robbery at the store. Marshall was the son of the late Ed Marshall, who owned and operated Rock Hill's Marshall Oil Co. for more than 50 years.

Dontavious Ricerdo Mack, 19, and Davorius Mack, 17, brothers who both live at 302 Brewer Avenue in Hartsville, were transported from the Darlington Detention Center, following their arrests on unrelated warrants in that jurisdiction, police said in a statement. "Dontavious Mack has been identified as the shooter. The two are being held in the Rock Hill jail pending a bond hearing," the statement said.

Both are charged with criminal conspiracy, with more charges likely, police said.

"Before he died, Ned Marshall shot at the men, hitting Dontavious Mack in the back," the police statment said. "Although Mack’s injuries were not life-threatening, he sought medical treatment when he returned to Hartsville. Upon the Hartsville Police Department’s notification that there was a patient with a gunshot wound, they contacted the Rock Hill Police Department to determine if there was a connection to the Marshall killing."

“I can’t say enough about the incredible cooperation between Hartsville Police Chief Tim Kemp and his team and the Rock Hill Police Department,” said Rock Hill Police Chief John Gregory. “Their help, along with some vital tips from several Rock Hill citizens who came forth, helped us make these arrests so quickly.”

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