Two arrested in connection with Charlie Cason, III murder

Talib Akil Willingham

WINNSBORO – Two men from Winnsboro, a 17-year-old juvenile and 20-year-old Talib Akil Willingham, pictured, have been arrested in connection with the March 24, 2021, murder of Charlie Cason, III.

The juvenile was charged with murder along with burglary and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. Investigators also arrested Willingham and charged him with accessory after the fact of murder.

Cason, 18, a 2020 graduate of Fairfield Central High School, was found deceased about 3 a.m. on March 24. inside of his residence in Ridgeway, according to Fairfield County Cororner Chris Hill.

The Sheriff’s office said Cason had been shot multiple times.

Sheriff Montgomery said the investigation is still ongoing and Investigators are expecting to make more arrests. 

‘We encourage citizens of all communities in Fairfield County to call and report any information that they may have related to the murder of Charlie Cason, III,” Fairfield County Sheriff Will Montgomery said. “Call our main office at 803-635-4141 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIMESC (888-274-6372) or visit to email a tip. Your identity will be kept anonymous and, if your tip leads to more arrests, you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.00.


  1. Louetta C Curlee says

    Thank you Lord it won’t bring my nephew back but at least i know who’s responsible for his death.

  2. Fred Fernald says

    Why does this happen? Why do these young people feel that murder is an option? Why do they end up in the position to make that choice? It’s in the news practically every day.

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