A Laurel Hill man wanted in the double homicide of his girlfriend and her father turned himself in to authorities on Monday, according to Scotland County Sheriff Shep Jones.
Steven Craig English, 44, has evaded capture since his girlfriend, 48-year-old Tammy Wright, and her father Arthur Wright, 77, were found dead inside their Laurel Hill home in March. English, who had lived with the Wrights, was nowhere to be found following the murders.
At 2:30 a.m. Monday, English called the Scotland County Sheriff’s office to set up a meeting at Nic’s Pic Kwik in Wagram.
“Officers met with him at a convenience store in Wagram without incident, and he was taken into custody,” Jones said. “There were no problems or anything.”
Leads and sightings called in to authorities over a four-months period went nowhere despite a $1,000 reward offered for information leading to English’s arrest.
“He did not make any type of statement in reference to why he did it or that type of thing.”
“I’ve had detectives working on this case since the murders took place - we’ve had hundreds of leads and supposed sightings, and we’ve followed up on each one of them.”
“I’m happy to see that he decided to do the right thing and turn himself in.”