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Arrest made in the stabbing death of Aiken County man

AIKEN COUNTY, S.C - A murder suspect in Aiken County is now behind bars.

42-year-old Thomas Burkhart is accused of stabbing 74-year old Joseph Bell to death Friday night on Good Hope Farms Road.

Burkhart was taken into custody by deputies from both the Richmond County Sheriff's Office with the assistance of the Aiken County Sheriff's Office shortly after 5a.m., Saturday.

Details of the arrest are not known at this time.

Burkhart is waiting extradition back to Aiken County.


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