That same day, shortly after 7 p.m., deputies with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department responded to a home on the 400 block of Greensprings Drive to perform a welfare check, police said. At the scene, deputies reportedly found two deceased victims, 52-year-old Gloria Dewitt and 52-year-old James Dewitt. Both victims died from apparent gunshot wounds, according to police.
One day later, on Oct. 10, at approximately 2:25 p.m., police arrested Matthew Dewitt in connection with the deaths. He remains held in the Horry County Jail, records show.
One of the victims, James Dewitt, was an Atlantic Beach town councilman and had served on the council for about a year, WMBF-TV reports.