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Boyfriend sought in fatal Scotland County father/daughter stabbing

Posted March 15, 2012

— Scotland County authorities are searching for a person of interest in the stabbing deaths of a father and his daughter inside their home Wednesday evening.

Neighbors found the bodies of Arthur Wright, 77, and Tammy Wright, 48, in the home at 21800 Omah Hill Road, north of Laurel Hill, at about 5:30 p.m., Sheriff Shep Jones said.

He said it's unclear when they were killed.

Deputies were searching for Tammy Wright's live-in boyfriend, Steven Craig English, 43, who they said is a person of interest in the crime.

English is 6 feet 1 inch tall, weighs about 195 pounds, has blue eyes and blonde, brown and gray hair. He might have stolen Arthur Wright's blue 2004 Buick Century, Jones said.

Investigators haven't determined a motive for the slayings.

Neighbors said that Arthur Wright had a stroke and that his daughter was taking care of him.

They owned a local store, J.R. Grill and Grocery, at the corner of McFarland and Marston road, about four miles north of Laurel Hill.

Neighbor Kim Bridgeman described Arthur Wright as a good Christian man and said she had no idea why anyone would want to hurt him.


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  • so you dont like my opinion ok Mar 16, 2012

    So sorry for your loss, I pray they catch the murderer soon and justice is served.

  • christinebbd Mar 16, 2012

    To the family of this dear grandfather, it might be best if you ignore this section. The one or two upsetting comments aren't giving an accurate portrayal of your neighbors. We love you and know who your grandpa was, ignore those on this comment section.

  • countrygerl7978 Mar 16, 2012

    and you 2 just one opinion!!! yall are cruel!

  • countrygerl7978 Mar 16, 2012

    IMissYouOscar I want you to know that is my grandfather you posted about. he was wheel chair bound, and everyone that knew him loved him. Everyone knew my pap was a harmless man. For you to post something like that maybe your just as sick as he is! My family is grieving and gets on here to read updates and now people like you post stuff like this. You are cruel!

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  • garnertoy Mar 16, 2012

    mansworld sorry for your loss I hope they find this guy soon.

  • Uhavenoclu Mar 15, 2012

    People need to get over their insecurities and remember...Relationships and Marriages do not mean Ownership.
    If she didn't want you then so be it Move on,

  • chaallen Mar 15, 2012

    @Greg and Uni - DANG! REALLY!!?

    @BubbaDuke - You should read IMissYou Oscar's post

  • mansworld198466 Mar 15, 2012

    cwood this is my grandfather and aunt. If it were your family would you be saying the same thing."let get some real news". i dout it. you should try thinking about what you are saying sometimes before you say it. You never know who is going to see it.

  • sky pilot Mar 15, 2012

    IMissYouOscar - it seems you might be an UNC graduate yourself. "People just has to wait..." and 'For alls you know.." Sounds like Ebonics, not English, to me."

    make that troll speak; that one is the WORST of them