An Conway man is facing a murder charge after police determined that a man from Texas died after a fight with the suspect, according to police.
Authorities on Thursday released the identity of the victim who was found dead in a Conway-area yard on Wednesday.
An autopsy performed Thursday morning at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center showed that Albert Joseph Jamison Jr., 60, died from a closed head injury the day before, Horry County Coroner Robert Edge said.
Horry County police were called about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday to a house on Kimberly Drive, which is located off of S.C. 544 near Coastal Carolina University for a deceased person, Lt. Raul Denis said. Officers found Jamison dead in the yard of a home.
Jamison was orginially from McAllen, Texas, Denis said.
Police have charged Joshua Devon Gaston, 31, of Conway, with Jamison’s murder, Denis said. The charges were filed Thursday.
Gaston was being held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center on Thursday.
In an arrest affidavit, Horry County police said they learned through an investigation that Gaston fought with Jamison inside a home on Kimberly Drive between 10 and 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Gaston told officers he knocked Jamison out, pulled his body from the house and left Jamison outside.
Gatson said he covered Jamison, who was not wearing clothing, with a blanket in the yard, according to the affidavit.
Police said there was evidence that showed Jamison was pulled from the house and left in the yard where he was found the next morning by a woman walking her dog, according to authorities.