Officials from the Lexington County Sheriff's Department reported Friday evening that Treveon Nelson, 18, is in custody. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott previously reported Thursday that Nelson was being sought for kidnapping charges after 15-year-old Sanaa Amenhotep's body was found in Leesville.
However, LCSD said the Cayce resident will be charged with murder in connection to the shooting death Amenhotep. Deputies arrested Nelson Friday evening near Leesville.
A minor female has also been arrested in the ongoing investigation into Amenhotep’s death. The minor is being held by the South Carolina of Juvenile Justice.
LCSD is continuing to work on the case.