A man involved in the killing of a North Carolina resident who had gone missing will remain incarcerated, according to reports from Horry County.
On Thursday, Samantha Watts made an appearance in court, seeking a reconsideration of her bond. However, the judge denied her request once again.
Samantha Watts, along with seven other individuals, has been arrested by the authorities in connection with the death of Corey Soles.
In early January, Corey Soles, a resident of Chadbourn, N.C., was reported missing. Unfortunately, his body was discovered on January 16th in the Green Sea region.
According to the warrants, Samantha Watts, along with a co-defendant, is accused of fatally striking Corey Soles with a blunt object on either January 8th or 9th. The warrants suggest that the victim was hit multiple times, ultimately resulting in his death.
The case involves additional co-defendants who are alleged to have played a role in attacking Corey Soles and aiding in the disposal of his body.
Chris Soles, the victim’s father, received a text from his son just moments before the tragic incident occurred.
According to Chris Soles, he received a distress message from his friend, but when he tried to respond, the phone went dead. Soles and his friend had a habit of communicating every day, so when he didn’t hear from him, Soles knew something was amiss. Sadly, the next day, Soles found out what had happened, but it was too late to help.
According to the defense, Samantha Watts was not implicated in the initial attack and it remains unclear what precisely took place and when it occurred. Despite her attorney’s request for a $100,000 bond and home confinement, the judge refused to grant it.
Samantha Watts has been charged with multiple offenses, including murder, accessory after the fact, and obstructing justice.
Authorities have arrested Jonathan Watts, Amber Watts, Ryan Porter, and Josh Brown in connection to the case. They all face charges related to the incident.
At the time of their arrests, three suspects were minors.
During Thursday’s hearing, the prosecution disclosed that Payton Watts, Samantha Watts’ son, was taken into custody and faced a murder charge.
According to online records, he recently celebrated his 17th birthday on August 31st and was detained at J. Reuben Long Detention Center on September 21st.
At this time, WMBF News has made attempts to contact the Horry County Police Department regarding Payton Watts. However, there has been no response as of yet.
Chris Soles is determined to fight for justice for his son and grandchildren, who have been left without a father, as the case progresses through the court system.
Chris Soles stated that dealing with his loss is a difficult process that he faces every day. His main priority is to ensure the well-being of his late friend’s children and seek justice for him. Once these matters have been resolved, he will address the rest of the situation.