Upstate man wanted for murder arrested in West Virginia, police say


A Gaffney man wanted for murder was arrested in West Virginia, according to the Wheeling Police Department.Leonard Herbert Finch, 31, was taken into custody Tuesday.Wheeling police said they got a call from a detective in South Carolina who said Finch may be in the area. The detective provided the nickname of someone Finch may have been with. Police said they recognized the nickname and knew that person frequented homeless encampments.According to police, Finch was taken into custody near the homeless encampments without incident.Finch was wanted by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office for the murder.The Cherokee County coroner said Mark Kevin Bruckler II was shot during an argument.The shooting happened on Sunday, July 24 at the Phillips Mobile Home Park on Union Highway.According to investigators, Finch’s mom, Sheila Mayfield Finch, helped him leave the scene. She was charged with accessory after the fact of a felony.

A Gaffney man wanted for murder was arrested in West Virginia, according to the Wheeling Police Department.

Leonard Herbert Finch, 31, was taken into custody Tuesday.

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Wheeling police said they got a call from a detective in South Carolina who said Finch may be in the area. The detective provided the nickname of someone Finch may have been with. Police said they recognized the nickname and knew that person frequented homeless encampments.

According to police, Finch was taken into custody near the homeless encampments without incident.

Finch was wanted by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office for the murder.

The Cherokee County coroner said Mark Kevin Bruckler II was shot during an argument.

The shooting happened on Sunday, July 24 at the Phillips Mobile Home Park on Union Highway.

According to investigators, Finch’s mom, Sheila Mayfield Finch, helped him leave the scene. She was charged with accessory after the fact of a felony.


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