The mobile home of the man accused of killing Huran Akil Dix, 18, burned to the ground early Tuesday morning.
Around 4 a.m., New Ellenton firefighters were called to Nondron’s Street to find a mobile home ablaze. The roof had already collapsed when they got there, said Fire Chief Mike Kellems. Police contacted the owner, Nancy Parker, the mother of the man Aiken County sheriff’s deputies arrested Thursday in connection with Dix’s death. She does not live there, and no one was hurt in the fire.
New Ellenton Police Chief Alesia Parks said there was a report from the week before of someone trying to burn down the trailer, so authorities ruled it suspicious.
On Jan. 28, Dix’s body was found buried on Dry Branch Road near New Ellenton with a gunshot wound to the back. Aiken County sheriff’s deputies responded to a suspicious person call, in which someone told them Dix had been shot and was in the woods. When another witness took the officers to where he found a cap belonging to Dix, they discovered a “considerable amount of blood and what appeared to be a blood trail,” a police report says. The trail led them to Dix’s buried body.
Deputies arrested Marrio Parker, 31, and Pebbles Nichole Moyle, 28, both of New Ellenton, on Wednesday in connection with Dix’s death. They have each been charged with accessory after the fact to murder, the sheriff’s office said in a news release
On Thursday, Christopher Nathaniel Parker, 24, of New Ellenton, was arrested in connection with Dix’s death in Pooler, Ga. He is being held on charges of murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime at the Chatham County Jail until he can be extradited to Aiken County, said Aiken County sheriff’s Capt. Troy Elwell.
Investigators believe Parker shot Dix over an income tax check. Parker has a criminal history that includes kidnapping, several counts of unlawful possession of a weapon and other charges.