Sheriff: Teen confesses to dismembering stepfather, hiding body in containers under mobile home

Monday, 13 November 2017, 09:36:41 AM. The Cherokee County sheriff said a woman and her son have been arrested and charged with murder after a man’s body was found cut into pieces under a mobile home.
GAFFNEY, SC (FOX Carolina) - The Cherokee County sheriff said a woman and her son have been arrested and charged with murder after a man’s body was found cut into pieces under a mobile home. Coroner Dennis Fowler said deputies made the grisly discovery Thursday afternoon at the victim’s home on Harris Trail in Gaffney. Fowler identified the deceased as Gary James Stone, 51. Sheriff Steve Mueller said Dawn Michelle Wilkins, 40, and Charles Jacob Bridges, 19, were charged with murder in the case. Mueller said Wilkins was Stone's common law wife and Bridges is her son. Mueller said on Nov. 3, deputies were dispatched to a domestic incident at the home. When they arrived on scene, they spoke to Stone who indicated he and Bridges had been involved in an argument. Bridges was not on scene when deputies got there and they were told he walked away to cool off. The sheriff believes later that night, Bridges choked and stabbed Stone in the yard before cutting up his body to hide it. Several weapons were used in the incident. He planned to dispose of the remains at a later time, according to the sheriff. “It’s not normal to see this type of evil on a daily basis, even in law enforcement," Mueller said. PHOTOS: Investigation underway after dismembered body found in Gaffney On Wednesday, Mueller said family members contacted law enforcement and were concerned about Stone's well-being since it was unusual they had not heard from him. No activity had occurred on his cell phone. Deputies...Read more
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