The Scotland County Sheriff’s Department has offered a reward for a Laurel Hill man wanted in the slaying of his girlfriend and her father last month.
Steven English, 43, is suspected to have killed Arthur and Tammy Wright. The two were found dead in their Laurel Hill home on March 14, having both suffered multiple stab wounds. English lived with the Wrights at the time, but has eluded capture by law enforcement authorities.
The sheriff’s office is now offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to English’s arrest.
“No questions asked – they can stay anonymous,” said Sheriff Shep Jones. “They don’t have to do anything else with the case, just give us the information.”
Jones said that law enforcement agencies throughout the region, the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office, the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office, the Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office, the Laurinburg Police Department, Highway Patrol, and the Wagram Police Department, have assisted in a search led by his office.
“Everyone has been working extremely hard and we’ve had some sightings here and there, but it’s obvious he’s getting some assistance,” said Jones.
English is known to have family in Wagram, according to Jones. A 2004 Buick Century sedan, suspected to have been stolen by English from the Wrights, was found in Robeson County several days after the Wrights’ bodies were found.
English is described as 6’1 and about 195 pounds, with graying brown hair.
Jones also suggested that English may be moving at night, but said that there are at present no concrete leads regarding his location or his plans.
“Hopefully this reward will get some folks to give us some information,” said Jones. “I’ve got ten $100 bills for information - no questions asked.”
Those with information pertaining to English’s whereabouts should contact Scotland County Sheriff’s deputies at 276-3385.