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Posted on: July 23, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Detectives make arrest in Rock Hill homicide

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YORK COUNTY, SC – In less than four hours York County Violent Crimes Detectives make an arrest in a murder investigation. Detectives arrested Evan Robert Hawthorne, 27, of Chester, SC in connection with the death of retired Rock Hill Police Lieutenant Larry Vaughn. Hawthorne was located at the corner of Ebenezer Road and Hollis Lakes Road in Rock Hill.

On July 23, 2021, at approximately 3:15 P.M. Deputies were called to the Anderson Apartment Building at the request of the Rock Hill Police Department at 108 East Main Street after Vaughn was found deceased in his apartment.  

The Rock Hill Police asked the York County Sheriff’s Office to investigate due to Vaughn having ties to their agency.

“Our hearts break for our friends and colleagues at the Rock Hill Police Department and our entire law enforcement community,” said Sheriff Kevin Tolson. “I’m thankful for the diligent and the expedient work of our Detectives during such a difficult case regarding an individual they know personally.”

Hawthorne was taken to the York County Detention Center and served with a warrant for murder.

This case remains under investigation.

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