Search, vigil for Woodruff shooting victim Saturday, reward offered

Jermaine West
Jermaine West

WOODRUFF, SC (WSPA) – There will be a search for Jermaine West tomorrow morning at 8 a.m.

The family is asking volunteers to meet at the vacant lot across from 407 Cross Anchor Hwy. in Woodruff.

That is across the road from the Scottsman (the old Little Cricket store).

There will be a vigil before the search.

The family is offering a $3,000 reward for anything that leads them to Jermaine’s whereabouts.

They say the offer has been extended to everyone, including the accused person’s family.

West’s family also asks that people send prayers and donate to the Jermaine West Memorial Fund,which will assist with the search and the reward money.

They say you can donate at any Wells Fargo location.

The black Chevrolet Tahoe used in Monday’s shooting and kidnapping in Woodruff, was found in a wooded area off of Drummond Road, according to the Spartanburg Co. Sheriff’s Office.

“When I saw the car I didn’t even move I just said ‘freeze’ and we called the police and stuff. And I said ‘Be in there. Jermaine baby I know you’re in there.’ I can feel him from where I was standing,” said Jermaine West’s mother.

The car was found in a wooded area less than half-mile south of Switzer Green Pond Road.

Woodruff Police Chief Alan Bledsoe says Marcus Todd shot Jermaine West multiple times and kidnapped him on Monday.

Chief Bledsoe says Todd picked West up and threw him in his vehicle and left.

Todd turned himself in on Tuesday. The chief said Todd and the victim were acquaintances.

Todd is charged with Attempted murder and Kidnapping.

Chief Bledsoe said this is the first time he has seen someone do something like this in his more than 20 years on the job.

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