Two Charged In Shooting Death Of 17-Year-Old Near Kirk Air Base In Lancaster

UPDATE: April 3rd

LANCASTER COUNTY, S.C. — A second man has been arrested and charged in connection with the shooting death of Logan Stacks.

Eighteen-year-old Akime Lee Truesdale was arrested Tuesday, March 31 and charged with accessory after the fact of the felony of murder.

Early on, investigators learned that a person known as “Keem” was with Stacks and Fisher Saturday night.  Investigators were able to identify “Keem” as Truesdale.

They located him at his home Tuesday, and he agreed to accompany investigators to the sheriff’s office for an interview.  After the interview, Truesdale was taken into custody where he was charged.

Investigators allege Truesdale was with Stacks and Fisher on Kirk Air Base Road when the shooting occurred and left the scene with Fisher in Stacks’ Saturn.

When the car became disabled, Truesdale removed the key to the car and accompanied Fisher on foot to a home in Kershaw before they caught a ride back to Lancaster mid-day Sunday.

Investigators also allege Truesdale disposed of his own clothing and clothing worn by Fisher.

A search warrant was executed at his home late Tuesday, and items believed to be evidence in the case were recovered.

Truesdale remains in the Lancaster County Detention Center on an $85,000.00 bond.

“The members of the criminal investigations division received valuable information from the folks they talked with early in this investigation and did an outstanding job running down those leads and putting this case together,” Sheriff Barry Faile said.  “Although we have additional work to do and will not receive the results of forensic testing of the evidence for a while, we believe the bulk of the investigation is complete.  We appreciate the cooperation, assistance, and patience we received from Logan’s family and continue to remember them in this difficult time.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at 803-283-3388.

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UPDATE: March 31st

LANCASTER COUNTY, S.C. — The man found dead near the Kirk Air Base in Lancaster on Sunday has been identified as 17-year-old Logan Allen Stacks.

The man who deputies say killed him – 19-year-old Arthur Jeremiah Fisher III – is in custody and charged with murder and grand larceny.

Fisher and Stacks were together Saturday night, March 28th and into Sunday morning. They were traveling in a 2001 Saturn Sedan owned by Stacks’ father.

Fisher drove the Saturn with Stacks as a passenger onto Kirk Air Base Road, a gravel road off Potter Road. Fisher then stopped the car and the two got out. Fisher fired a handgun at Stacks, striking and killing him. Stacks was left beside the road, and Fisher drove the Saturn toward Kershaw until it developed mechanical issues.

Fisher drove the car into a ditch off the southbound lane of Kershaw-Camden Highway, just north of Landmark Pentecostal Holiness Church that’s a few miles north of Kershaw. He then left on foot. Fisher was located at his home Sunday afternoon and went with investigators to the sheriff’s office for questioning.

Fisher was taken into custody Sunday evening and served warrants Monday. The magistrate denied bond. Monday,

“This is not over.  We still have a several investigators actively pursuing leads and gathering evidence,” Sheriff Barry Faile said. “It is possible that others will be charged with crimes related to the events leading to and following Mr. Stacks’ death.  We will release additional information as appropriate as developments occur.”

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LANCASTER COUNTY, S.C. — A man was found dead near the Kirk Air Base in Lancaster on Sunday.

Around 8:30 a.m., deputies with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office were called to a gravel road off Potter Road where they discovered the body of a male beside the road.

Deputies say it appears the man was shot to death.

Around 9 a.m., a driver notified the sheriff’s office about a car that was in a ditch off the southbound lane of Kershaw-Camden Highway, just north of Andrew Jackson Schools above Kershaw.

The car was said to be partially blocking the roadway. Deputies identified the car as the victim’s. They towed the car for processing.

The man’s identity has not been released at this time. He is scheduled for an autopsy on Monday.

“We have lots of personnel out working this case,” Sheriff Barry Faile said. “We have developed a good bit of valuable information in the short time since the discovery of the body, and we are optimistic this information will lead us to the person or persons who are responsible.  To protect the integrity of this investigation I cannot comment on the evidence we have gathered to this point.  I encourage anyone who saw or heard anything which might be relevant to this case to contact us.  Sheriff’s office personnel met with the man’s family this afternoon, and our thoughts and prayers are with them during this unimaginable time of shock and grief.”

The case is being investigated as a homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at 803-283-3388.