Men denied bond following murder of two women

Arthur Chavis

By Stefanie

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCIV) -- On Sunday night, two families faced the two men accused of murdering their daughters.

The two men, Arthur Chavis and Caleb Matlock have been arrested and charged with shooting June Guerry and Dana Woods and leaving their bodies in separate locations of the Francis Marion Forest last week.

Sunday, Judge Dennis of Berkeley County denied bond to both men. Twenty-three year old Caleb Matlock of Summerville came out first to hear his charges. With his head down, he said nothing as he was denied bond by the Judge.

The victims' families continued to hold hands and fight back tears as the second suspect-- Arthur Chavis walked in the courtroom. The 23 year-old from Cordesville shook his head while facing his charges and was also denied bond.

Investigators say the two men are cousins and were acquaintances with Guerry and Woods.

Both men are charged with two counts of murder. Court documents shows a witness told detectives that one of the suspects admitted to killing the girls with a 9 mm handgun. The affidavit also says both men told detectives they had been involved in Guerry and Woods' deaths.

Victim's advocate Carol Grunts helped console the families during the hearing.

Grunsky says in the twenty years of her profession this case has made her feel compelled - more than ever - to speak for the victims, who can't speak for themselves.

"Just the shear disregard for people's lives is unbelievable," Gunsky said.

Berkeley County Officials say this investigation is still very much ongoing and no motive has been released at this time.

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