UPDATE — Charges have been upgraded for Sharla Hamilton in connection with the death of Jhaz Allison. Hamilton has been charged with murder, kidnapping, destruction or desecration of human remains and weapons charges.
AIKEN, SC. (WJBF) — The Aiken County Coroner’s Office confirms the body of 29-year-old Jhaz Allison has been found. It was discovered buried in a wooded area on June 29 on the 500 block of Harbor Drive. His body was positively identified on July 7.
Allison was last seen alive on June 24. According to an incident report, Allison’s mother says she was approached by a black male, who was later identified as Dahkir “Doc” Anderson, near a house on Smallridge Street Thursday. She told investigators Anderson was driving a white SUV. Inside the car, two other black males allegedly pointed guns at her son in the backseat. A black female sat in the passenger seat. After a brief conversation, Allison’s mother says Anderson drove the vehicle and her son away.
Allison’s mother told NewsChannel 6 she wanted her son returned home alive.
At 2:55 a.m. Friday morning, deputies spotted the 2008 white Chevy Tahoe at the Enmarket Gas Station on Edgefield Hwy. Anderson, Austin Martin and Sharla Hamilton were taken into custody.
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According to arrest warrants obtained by NewsChannel 6, deputies discovered a black bag in the car, which contained three guns that “were being carried illegally.” Marijuana, ecstasy, methamphetamine, cocaine and prescriptions drugs were also found. All three suspects denied knowledge of the bag or its contents. They are now facing drug and weapons charges charges.
Martin and Anderson have been charged with murder and destruction desecration or removal of human remains. Both men are being held in the Aiken County Detention Center.
Investigators are still searching for a fourth suspect.
Anyone with information about the investigation is asked to contact Midlands Crime Stoppers or the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 648-6811. A $1,000 reward is being offered.