By: Jimmy Watt
Public Information Officer
(Walhalla, SC)——————The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Walhalla man on Murder charges in an incident that occurred Monday morning near Walhalla.
30 year old Caleb Nathanael Linart of 1110 West South Broad Street was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around midnight Tuesday evening on a Temporary Custody Order until warrants could be obtained.
Deputies responded to the West Broad Street address around 8:50am Monday morning in reference to a female found dead in the floor of a bedroom in the home. There was no evidence of a burglary or forced entry into the home.
The body was discovered by a family member and the Sheriff’s Office began an investigation. Coroner Karl Addis arrived as well on the scene.
Linart and the victim were involved in a relationship, according to deputies.
As the investigation continued, Linart told deputies that he and the victim had a dispute and he left the home after locking her out of the residence. He came back home after being called by the family member saying the victim was dead.
Investigators were able to continue to gather information through evidence and interviews to be able to charge Linart with murder in a warrant that was served after 3pm today.
The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is continuing their investigation.