Winnsboro Murder Suspect Arrested in NY

Winnsboro, SC (WLTX) -- Winnsboro police tell News19 that a man wanted in a July 4th murder case has been arrested in Rochester, New York.

36-year-old LaTroy Dante Sampson was arrested early Friday morning after police in Rochester received a call about a suspicious person. Officers say Sampson was carrying a gun and admitted that he was wanted for murder in South Carolina.

Winnsboro police say he strangled 34 year old Jennifer Monique Stone on July 4th at a South Garden Street home. Stone was a mother of five children. One of her sons says he was also assaulted by Sampson earlier on the same day as the murder.

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Winnsboro Public Safety and SLED are working to bring Sampson back to South Carolina to face charges.
They hope to have him back here in the next couple of days.


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