5th suspect in killing of Sumter man turns himself in


The fifth suspect facing charges in connection with the shooting death of a 31-year-old Sumter man turned himself in Tuesday after the sheriff’s office and media circulated his wanted photo.

Anthony Dustin Dill, 32, of Bell Road in Mayesville, faces charges of accessory after the fact of murder and is being held in Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center, according to Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Ken Bell.

The jail is also currently hosting four other suspects in the same case who were arrested within the last few days.

On Tuesday, April 24, Jerry Lamars Johnson was reported missing. The next day, a fisherman found a body in Lake Marion in Orangeburg County.

Two days after that, the body, which Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis said at a news conference on Monday had been shot multiple times, was identified as Johnson.

Stephen Wayne Stinnette, 31, of Pinewood Road in Sumter, was arrested on Friday in Richland County and charged with murder.

Three others — Kimberly McFaddin McLeod, 36, of Bay Blosson Avenue in Sumter, Andrew Thomas Scurry, 36, of U.S. 15 South in Sumter, and Lisa Avins, 57, of Pinewood Road in Sumter — have been charged with accessory after the fact.

Avins is Stinnette’s mother.

Dennis said on Monday a motive is still being investigated but that Stinnette and Johnson knew each other.

He also said the investigation revealed Johnson’s body had been buried and moved twice in Sumter County before being dumped in the lake.