Crime

Suspect arrested in Hahn Village double murder

AIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) - ***UPDATED ON FRIDAY, JUNE 1 AT 5:30 P.M.***

After a six month investigation Aiken Public Safety arrested a man they believe is connected to a double homicide.

"He's been charged with two counts of murder.  One for each victim," said Lt. Karl Odenthal with Aiken Public Safety.

A billboard tells the story of the tragic ending for 26-year-old Harry Butler and 28-year-old Logan Novak.

Six months and now a break in the double homicide in Aiken's Hahn Village neighborhood.  

"They arrested him in the Aiken County area and it's a big break for our case."

Aiken Public Safety issued warrants and ATF arrested 26-year-old Anthony Tyron Price.
Investigators said Price shot Butler in the head, and Novak in his face and back, while they sat in a car on Bradby Lane.

 Even though Price is in jail,  there is still a $10,000 reward for information. 

"We're still looking for the public's input on some things.  Maybe someone else knows something or has information that we don't have yet," he said adding that more arrests are possible.

We spoke with Michael Novak, the father of Logan Novak and he said hid son was a super kid who loved Superman, worked at Outback and was also an uncle.

We also spoke with Harry Butler's mother, Gladys Butler and she said he was wonderful. He loved family, kids and his mom.  She added he will be missed. 

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A suspect has been arrested in connection with last year's double murder in Hahn Village in Aiken.

26-year-old Anthony Tyron Price was arrested Thursday night and charged with two counts of Murder and Possession of a Weapon During a Violent Crime.

The incident happened on November 18th of last year when 28-year-old Logan Michael Novak and 26-year-old Harry Arthur Butler Jr. were shot and killed on the 300 block of Bradby Lane.

No suspect or motive were identified at the time.

In February, ATF investigators offered at $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person, or persons, responsible.

A billboard was also placed on Edgefield Highway in an attempt to find answers to the case.

Aiken Public Safety Investigators are still seeking additional information in this case.

ATF is also offering up to $10,000 for additional information.

You can contact the ATF Tip Line by dialing 888-ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477)

You can also call Crimestoppers at 1-888-274-6372

Callers may remain anonymous.

This is a developing story. Count on NewsChannel 6 for details as they become available.


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