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Arrest made in Burton stabbing death

On July 15, 2023, Sheriff’s deputies and investigators arrested 65-year-old Roberto Solis Mayorga, charging him with murder in connection to the stabbing death in Laurel Village on Thursday, July 13, 2023.

Shortly after 9 p.m., deputies were called to a home at 317 Shanklin Road, Laurel Village, in Burton, SC for a man who was bleeding in the driveway of a residence.

When deputies arrived, they found a 29-year-old Saint Helena man suffering from stab wounds.

Deputies rendered aid to the man prior to him being transported to Beaufort Memorial Hospital by BCEMS. The man succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

The preliminary investigation into the incident revealed that the victim was socializing at the home in Laurel Village with a person who lived there. A verbal altercation between the two escalated resulting in the victim being stabbed.

The person responsible for the stabbing left the area in a blue and gray Ford F150 truck before deputies arrived. The truck was recovered earlier today, July 14th, 2023, in Grays Hill and has been impounded for evidence processing.

Solis Mayorga was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Beaufort County Detention Center where he will await a bond hearing.