Man nabbed in Fort Mill for Jasper Co. slaying

FORT MILL -- York County authorities arrested a man Friday night wanted in connection with an April homicide in Jasper County.

Alfred Ru- dolph Redwine, 21, whose last known address is Hilton Head Island, was arrested in Fort Mill in connection with the fatal shooting of 29-year-old Demetria Eady of Hardeeville, said Chief Deputy Roy Hughes of the Jasper County Sheriff's Office.

Capt. Bryan Zachary of the Fort Mill Police Department declined to comment Friday night and referred all questions to the State Law Enforcement Division, which was assisting the Jasper County Sheriff's Office and the Hardeeville Police Department.

Jasper County is located about four hours from York County.

Redwine faces murder and kidnapping charges, Hughes said, and other charges may be pending.

Eady was last struggling with Redwine April 17 in a gray Oldsmobile outside her apartment complex in Hardeeville, Hughes said.

Video surveillance tape from a Hardeeville convenience store captured Eady purchasing cigarettes before getting into the car around noon, according to the (Hilton Head) Island Packet.

A witness later told Hardeeville police that Eady was trying to get out of the car; however, Redwine would not let her exit and sped off, the Island Packet reported in April.

When Eady did not come home, her father drove to Redwine's girlfriend's home to look for her, Hughes said. When he arrived around 5:30 p.m., Redwine sped away on a motorcycle, Hughes said.

The Oldsmobile was found parked outside, the Island Packet reported.

A worker with the state Department of Transportation told police he saw a burgundy Silverado with a black male inside on a closed area of Old Charleston Road around 1:30 p.m. on April 17, according to newspaper.

Eady's body was found April 18 by her father and the DOT worker, who are friends, in a wooded area along Old Charleston Road in Jasper County, Hughes said.

Eady was found a couple hundred feet off the dirt road, Hughes said. Jasper County Coroner Martin Sauls told the Island Packet that Eady was shot once in the head with a 9mm handgun.

Eady and Redwine knew each other, said Hughes, who declined to reveal their relationship.

Multiple York County agencies assisted Friday in apprehending Redwine.

Redwine's criminal record includes charges that range from attempted armed robbery and armed robbery with a deadly weapon to criminal domestic violence and two counts of assault and battery with intent to kill, according to reports from the SLED.

Hughes said Redwine was transported late Friday from the Fort Mill Detention Center to Jasper County Detention Center.