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Arrests in Fatal Shootings Shock Lexington County


LEXINGTON, S.C. - In a significant development, Lexington County deputies have apprehended Allon Triante Adams, 22, and Cady Elise Keener, 19, in connection with the violent deaths of two men in separate incidents that have shaken the local community. The duo faces serious charges, including two counts of murder, armed robbery, criminal conspiracy, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, and desecration of human remains, as outlined in the arrest warrants.


Sheriff Jay Koon of Lexington County detailed the grim sequence of events, stating that the first incident occurred in late November in the 600 block of Kestrel Drive in Leesville, where Adams and Keener are accused of fatally shooting a man, Devon Tricoche, during an armed robbery. The spree of violence continued with the murder of Tony Etheredge Jr. on December 30 during an attempted robbery on Parrish Road in Leesville.


Adding a chilling dimension to these crimes, Sheriff Koon revealed that Adams and Keener are alleged to have moved Tricoche's body from the scene and disposed of it at an Edisto River boat landing in Aiken County. Similarly, Etheredge's body was initially discarded off Parrish Road but was later moved to Black Creek, where investigators made the grim discovery on Friday evening. These actions have led to the additional charge of desecration of human remains against the accused.


Both Adams, a resident of Leesville, and Keener, hailing from Lexington, were already detained in the Lexington County Detention Center on other charges earlier this week when these grave accusations came to light.


The investigation into these heinous crimes remains active, with Sheriff Koon acknowledging the Aiken County Sheriff's Office for their valuable assistance, particularly in the case of Mr. Tricoche's death. With the possibility of further charges being laid, the sheriff's office is urging anyone with information related to these cases to come forward. Community members can reach out directly to the authorities or use the Crimestoppers mobile app to submit an anonymous tip, which could potentially lead to a cash reward.

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