Additional arrest made in Avalon Lane death

AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF) – Another person is behind bars Monday in connection with the death of a Beech Island man.

38-year-old Christopher Blitchington was arrested Monday.

He’s charged with Accessory After the Fact to Murder and Trafficking in Meth or Cocaine Base Drugs.


RICHMOND COUNTY, G.A. (WJBF) – A death investigation suspect is in jail, after a high speed chase from Aiken County to Augusta.

It happened around 11:30 p.m. Saturday night. Investigators say they obtained a warrant for Dylan Seth Raborn in the case.

Dylan Seth Raborn, 23

But when deputies found him at a motel on Jefferson Davis Highawy, Raborn and Kristopher Buckland drove off in a Silver Honda.

They took police on a chase, and Raborn is accused of hanging out the window, and firing at officers.

Thankfully, no deputies were hurt. Raborn is now accessory after the fact, in the death case.

He and Buckland will face charges in the high speed chase. Buckland’s booking photo is not available at this time.


BEECH ISLAND, S.C. (WJBF) – An investigation is underway in Beech Island after a man has been found dead.

Aiken County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 200 block of Avalon Lane around 7:19 a.m. Friday in reference to a deceased body found.

The 911 caller told investigators that he saw a dead person laying on top of a brush pile on the side of the road, while out riding his bike.

The victim is a black man that appears to have sustained a gunshot wound. His identity has not been released.

North Augusta Department of Public Safety will be assisting with the investigation.

If you have any information on the case, you’re asked to call the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at 803-648-6811 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC

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