US soldier back in SC to face charges in relatives’ deaths

October 27, 2021 GMT

CHESTER, S.C. (AP) — A soldier in the U.S. Army is back in South Carolina from a post in Germany to face charges he killed his grandfather and great-grandmother 16 months ago.

Chester County Sheriff Max Dorsey says 24-year-old Gene Alexzander “Alex” Scott was indicted last week on two counts of murder. Dorsey said military police in Germany took Scott into custody and he was flown back to the United States this past weekend, WCSC-TV reported.

Chester County deputies were called to a home in Richburg on June 21, 2020, and found the bodies of 61-year-old Gene Rogers and 78-year-old Billie Rogers.

Within hours of the arrest orders being signed, the U.S. Army was notified and Scott was arrested by military police, authorities said. Scott was transferred into the custody of the Chester County Sheriff’s Office once he arrived at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport on Saturday.

Dorsey said they believe Scott enlisted in the Army to escape what he had allegedly done.

Scott is currently being held without bond in the Chester County Detention Center. It was unknown if he has an attorney who could speak on his behalf.