A South Carolina military serviceman serving overseas was arrested and accused of killing his grandparents on Father’s Day 2020.
According to officials, Military Police took U.S. Army soldier Gene Alexander ‘Alex” Scott, 24, into custody in Germany on Oct. 21 after a grand jury indicted him on two counts of murder and one count of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.
Over 16 months ago, on June 21, 2020, authorities found Scott’s grandparents, Gene Rogers, 61, and Billie Rogers, 78, shot to death at their home in Richburg, South Carolina, WCNC-TV reported.
Chester County Sheriff Max Dorsey called the killings a “crime of greed” that allegedly involved financial issues, according to WECT.
“It’s a big shock,” the victims’ neighbor, Amber Moore, told the television station of Scott's arrest. ”He just seemed to be so normal, but there was so much darkness underlying that …It makes you wonder what was going through his head the whole time. You never know.”
He is being held without bail as in South Carolina only a circuit court judge can set bond on murder charges.
Prior to enlisting with the Army six months after his grandparents’ deaths, Scott served four years with the Marines and was discharged in January 2020.
Sheriff Dorsey claimed investigators believe Scott allegedly may have joined the Army to escape the aftermath of the murders, WECT reported.
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