By Shonti Tager WGXA Reporter
Created: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 09:14:00 EST
Updated: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 09:35:56 EST
A Laurens County man is dead, and another man is behind bars after a shooting Thursday morning near the Laurens County and Dodge County line.
The Laurens County Sheriff’s office says 51-year-old Michael Whittle was found lying in his front yard with an apparent gunshot wound sometime after 6:21 a.m. Twenty-two-year-old Jesse Rowland was later arrested and charged with murder.
Whittle’s son Thomas was at the home later Thursday. The property runs along Highway 126 just South of Chester. Thomas Whittle says Rowland was a family friend.
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