A cold trail in a 2008 Kershaw County home-invasion homicide warmed up this spring when a repeat homicide led to new tips, and now arrest warrants have been issued for the suspects in the original case.
Five men broke into Robert Mackey’s house on Nov. 14, 2008, to rob him and ended up shooting him fatally. An acquaintance, Robert Sullivan, was injured by one of the shooters when he interrupted the robbery, but Sullivan survived.
The case went cold until another homicide – of Michael Hayes – resulted from a home invasion in May 2011. While working on that crime, an investigator received a tip about the 2008 case, the sheriff’s office said. The investigator brought a South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division agent onto the case, and the pair began interviewing “numerous individuals” over the next six weeks, including an inmate in a Pennsylvania prison. The investigators also collected new evidence.
The case has now led to warrants in the 2008 case. Charged are:
• Frank Terrance Singleton, 23, Camden, with murder, armed robbery, first-degree burglary and possession of a weapon during a violent crime;