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James Douglas Drayton using drugs who hadn’t slept in days shot and killed five people in a South Carolina home where people gathered to get high, a sheriff said Tuesday.


James Douglas Drayton is 24 years old.


James Douglas Drayton was arrested on Monday in Burke County, Georgia, after crashing during a police chase, said Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright at a news conference. The sheriff said that Drayton was driving a car taken from the home where the shooting occurred in the city of Inman.

Burke County deputies said they chased Drayton after he tried to rob a convenience store at gunpoint and kidnap an employee. It’s about 145 miles (233 kilometres) between the house in Inman and the gas station. Wright said Drayton confessed to the killings, telling police that he was high on methamphetamine, hadn’t slept for four days, and handed over the gun he said he used to kill everyone in the home where he was also staying. “I don’t have answers as to why. He said some things in his interviews that I’m going to hold on to because his attorney probably needs to process some of this stuff,” Wright said. “It’s awful.”

Drayton is being held in the Burke County jail awaiting extradition. He will be charged with five counts of murder, authorities said. The records did not list an attorney. The killings happened Sunday at a home where people frequently went to use drugs, Wright said. But the sheriff said that the victims were using drugs doesn’t mean he would treat the killings differently.

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