Fugitive caught panhandling in Boiling Springs charged in double killing

Wes Doughty (Spartanburg Co. Detention Center)

(WSPA) — A man arrested in the Upstate after authorities say he committed a gruesome double murder was in court on Tuesday.

Spartanburg County sheriff’s deputies arrested Wes Doughty in Boiling Springs on Friday.

Doughty, 39, was ticketed with solicitation on a highway after investigators spotted him on the side of Highway 9 holding a sign asking for money. Investigators searched his name and birth date with the National Crime Information Center and discovered he was wanted for a double homicide and carjacking.

Doughty was wanted for the killings of Mark Greenlaw and Jennifer O’Connor. Their bodies were found earlier this month in a Massachusetts home. The Associated Press reports the scene was so grisly that police could not initially tell how many victims there were.

Police think Doughty committed a carjacking in Boston before heading to the Upstate.

On Monday, authorities transported him from the Spartanburg County jail to Massachusetts where he appeared in court on Tuesday morning.

News station WBZ reports Doughty was arraigned and ordered held without bail on two counts of first-degree murder.

Another suspect, Michael Hebb, has reportedly pleaded not guilty to murder charges in connection to the killings.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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