Arrests made in Macon Lane death

by | March 14, 2019 12:38 pm

Last Updated: March 18, 2019 at 9:16 am

Suspects Joseph Thomas Benton and Rebecca Beard have been placed under arrest and charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of a Macon Lane man on March 6.

Their bond hearing is set for Thursday March 14 at the Colleton County Detention Center by a magistrate judge.

On Wednesday March 6, Colleton County deputies responded to the residence at 799 Macon Lane, located in Walterboro, due to a physical altercation at the residence.  Upon arrival, authorities found the victim unresponsive. Colleton County Fire Rescue proceeded to perform CPR to revive the victim, but the attempt was unsuccessful.

All suspected individuals cooperated with authorities regarding questioning pertaining to the incident.

Due to the unknown cause of death at the time of questioning, authorities were unable to place a hold on the suspected individuals and they were released.

The Colleton County Coroner’s Office immediately sent the body to MUSC where an autopsy was performed. The results of the autopsy determined the cause of death was due to blunt force trauma to the head.

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  1. Comment by Tess Thomas

    March 14, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    I’m praying for y’all

  2. Comment by Jennifer Carroll

    March 14, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    Praying who? Them? Yeah I’m praying too… praying that the get a full sentence for killing my stepfather’s brother!

  3. Comment by Jennifer Carroll

    March 14, 2019 at 5:11 pm


  4. Comment by Mary Jane

    March 14, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    Free them!!!! They’ll beat this case. The “victim” was a drunk, forehead with a criminal record. Not exactly a contributing member of society. I hope I get picked for the jury. NOT GUILTY!!

  5. Comment by Andy the Nazi

    March 14, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    They need to be released and set free. This is an injustice!

  6. Comment by William

    March 14, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    Shut up keep them looked up

  7. Comment by Winter

    March 14, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    First of all anybody saying that they shouldn’t be arrested are stupid. Nobody deserves to be freaking murdered it doesn’t matter if “he was a drunk” which I’m not if he was. Unless this man was hurting them or giving them a reason to kill he didn’t deserve to die. If this man was someone in your family you would be angry if someone said that the man who killed you family memver shouldn’t be arrested when they freaking murdered someone.

  8. Comment by Clarice Rowell

    March 14, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    No one deserves to be beat to death drinking or not and don’t be the judge only god can judge.What goes around comes around.Karma says

  9. Comment by GG Allin

    March 14, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    “Winter ” where you there? Nope, didn’t think so, so go back to your street corner and make that $3.

    “William” you said, “Keep them looked up.” Ignorance at it’s best. You should’ve stayed in school son.

    As soon as these 2 go to General Sessions to get a bond, I will be bonding them out and hiring Andy Savage to represent them.

  10. Comment by GG Allin

    March 14, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    And Winter, again you are ignorant. No where does it say Murder! That dope smoker wasn’t murdered. Now he’s burning in the depths of **** with the other druggies & drunks.

  11. Comment by Ashley mixon

    March 14, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    My uncle might of drunk but he didnt deserve to die i hope they rot in **** sorry sob’s they took someones son brother father grandfather and uncle away

  12. Comment by Francine Muraca

    March 14, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    So what if he drank or smoked they didn’t have to kill him they need to burn in he’ll for what they did to him how can u people said set them free his family is hurting they didn’t have to take his life

  13. Comment by Sherry rowell

    March 14, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    I know them and ashley I know your uncle and they had no right to take his life I think they both need alot of help from god no one deserves to have their life taken from them and for you ppl that think it’s ok to take a life are as moronic as you look

  14. Comment by Tina huff

    March 14, 2019 at 10:44 pm

    Listen it doesnt matter if he did drink or did drugs its none of yall business.there will not be a bond for this case.its involuntary manslaughter but imma make sure its chamged to murder.i hope they never see outside lights again.they didnt have to beat him to death.they took his money as well.yall sit there and talk that bs if u wanna but his family and true friends will defend him wether yall like it or not.it is murder no matter how it happened they killed my brother and becky told tommy she would finish the ******* off.really.some kind of friend cause a true friend would have helped him point blank.all the negative stuff yall saying bout him needs to cease

  15. Comment by Faye Mixon

    March 14, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    How could anyone would to defend two crack heads who I hope will spend the rest of their lives in prison cause Ricky was a good person and my worst enemy didn’t deserve what they did to him and the ones that have diarrhea of the mouth probably had something to do with also

  16. Comment by Chris

    March 14, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    Involuntary manslaughter my *** I seen Ricky’s body…. and didnt she hit him in the head with a 2×4 a week before he still had the stitches from it in…. if you ask me I would say murder because you dumb ***** that were they talk to much…… to the family Ricky was a good man yes he did drink and smoke. But this man also was the man that went without because me and my brother was without lights water and food because my folks were bad off on rock at that time. So he took his little check and paid the lights, put food in our house, and ran a hose from his house to ours and gave us running water. A real contributor to society but also human. No one is perfect!!!!!!

  17. Comment by Adjorie lyles

    March 14, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    God is good and he’s going to take care of them and people that killed my cousin British top and s*** about Ricky Huff didn’t know him a lot of people knew that Ricky was a good person so why do you drink smoke dope that was his business no I wanted there to be murdered like you did but you didn’t hear people saying you hope they beat the case you’re going to go to **** to maybe y’all had something to do with it

  18. Comment by Tina

    March 14, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    Ricly will have JUSTICE

  19. Comment by Ashley Mixon

    March 15, 2019 at 12:09 am

    Justuce for ricky

  20. Comment by Ashley Mixon

    March 15, 2019 at 12:10 am

    Justice for ricky

  21. Comment by Francine Muraca

    March 15, 2019 at 6:24 am

    Justice for ricky

  22. Comment by Savannah

    March 15, 2019 at 9:08 am

    Tina Huff, it was INVOLUNTARY. You need to let the law do their job and nothing was taken from him. All the stuff that was on him was taken into the ambulance with him. Ricky is getting Justice right now. You can stfu about it bc they’re serving time. I mean for real are y’all dumb? Didn’t you read the involuntary part? And you can’t just CHaNgE the charges. It doesnt work that way sus sorry to burst your bubble. It was an accident but they’re still paying the price. So just leave it tf alone

  23. Comment by Dear Tina

    March 15, 2019 at 9:10 am

    It was INVOLUNTARY. You need to let the law do their job and nothing was taken from him. All the stuff that was on him was taken into the ambulance with him. Ricky is getting Justice right now. You can stfu about it bc they’re serving time. I mean for real are y’all dumb? Didn’t you read the involuntary part? And you can’t just CHaNgE the charges. It doesnt work that way sus sorry to burst your bubble. It was an accident but they’re still paying the price. So just leave it tf alone

  24. Comment by Jenn

    March 15, 2019 at 10:28 am

    I’ll never understand how blunt force trauma is an accident? And yes money was stolen from him, just not that night! Everyone needs to just let the DA do their job and let’s pray that the sentencing is fair and the judge and jury will make the best decision possible. Let’s pray the justice system doesn’t fail our family and Ricky’s life wasn’t taken in vain! I saw her that night as she looked into the eyes of my stepdad and Uncle’s face and lied to them how she had no part in it! This was no accident, and at the end of it all no matter the charges karma never skips a beat, the universe will work it’s magic!

  25. Comment by Faye Mixon

    March 15, 2019 at 11:13 am

    There were others in the house also they all should have been arrested also cause that’s guilty by association I don’t care they all had a hand in it we will get justice for Ricky

  26. Comment by Trin coc

    March 15, 2019 at 11:48 am

    Long them thugs up please I don’t feel safe

  27. Comment by Adjorie lyles

    March 15, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    Justice for Ricky Huff go to stop and s*** about my day Cousin y’all need to leave his name out your mouth

  28. Comment by Bill Huff

    March 15, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    @ Tina Huff, you sound very uneducated and ignorant. Before posting on a public forum, know the laws & facts of the circumstances. As of now, they are charged with involuntary manslaughter. They will never be charged with murder. The lady’s charges will eventually be dropped, and the guy will take a plea deal of time served and 5-10 years probation, that’s if he doesn’t beat this case when it goes to trial, which he probably will. And they will get a bond. Under SC law, they are entitled to a bond if not charged with murder. They’ll get a $10,000 bond, and they’ll be out of jail. Personally, I don’t think that they should be in jail to begin with. This is a prime example of a self defense case. A jury will NEVER convict him. You’re not going to get 12 jurors to believe this was intentional and not self defense.

    Ricky never could clean his life up. Well now he’s off of the dope for sure. He was a parasite and bottom feeder, and a nuisance to society. He did absolutely nothing to help society or make the community a better place. Actually he raised the crime statistics. No loss here, he ended up where his lifestyle was leading him regardless. Oh well…..

  29. Comment by Bill Huff

    March 15, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    Money? That slimeball Rickey didn’t have any money…it all went to the dope dealer. If he did have money on him, he probably stole it. I’m glad the maggot is no longer a part of our society.

  30. Comment by Tina Fry

    March 15, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    I don’t see how kicking somebody’s head in is an accident really Maybe you need to get your facts straight before you start talking just saying but he will get Justice

  31. Comment by Faye Mixon

    March 15, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    This is Ricky’s sister it doesn’t matter what kind of life you lead nobody has the right to take it if anybody is a maggot it’s the 2 that’s sitting behind bars and Ricky was on the phone with his mom when the phone went dead and she tried calling him back with no answer
    And she’s hurting enough and now everyone is on here bashing him she just buried her husband also and 3 of her children before that so keep your bad feelings to yourself there was no self defense cause he had no defensive wounds karma works in mysterious ways

  32. Comment by Tania

    March 15, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    Kicking his head in?? Know your facts before you speak. LMAO people can twist some **** up.

  33. Comment by Faye Mixon

    March 15, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    Yeah right Ricky was a father a son a brother and a grandfather and uncle who didn’t deserve this and I don’t believe anyone tried to help him he layed there and suffered for a long time before they ever called for help I hope they never get bonded out unfortunately ya’ll don’t know Becky that well she did alot more than Ricky did you can look at her what kind of life she lives

  34. Comment by Adjorie lyles

    March 15, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    First of all you people don’t know Ricky Huff needs to keep his name out your mouth. Is pretty bad you have to trash a dead man’s reputation because you don’t know nothing about Ricky . I’m not threatening invite but how would you like it to happen one of your loved ones you want Justice to I hope get put under the jail house

  35. Comment by Dee Snutz

    March 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    These people are innocent and I guarantee you all that they will get a bond, and if the charges aren’t dropped, they will be found not guilty by a jury. A couple of drunk people got in a fight, Ricky swung first, and the boy was defending himself. He had no intent on murdering anyone. Think about the families of these 2 victims, not just about a crack smoking scumbag who is now rotting beneath the earth. Ricky was a piece of ****, and he died a piece of ****. Society hasn’t lost a thing. The only loser here is the dope dealer because he won’t be getting all of Ricky’s money anymore. ROT RICKY ROT!!!!!! Ricky, you were a scumbag and now you are burning in the deep depths of ****. Worthless piece of trash. Ricky and his entire family are trash, including the grandchildren.

  36. Comment by Faye Mixon

    March 15, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    Ok Dee stutz or shots I’ve known Becky since she was a teenager so if you want to call anyone a scum or trash look at yourself or Becky she’s had more abortions than I can count on both hands so talk about trash that’s trash there were no defensive wounds so shut the **** up if you want to talk about crack heads look at your 2 friends I hope they rot in **** rot rot rot trashy *** and for the record his family is not trash we make a honest living more than we can say about the people in walterboro

  37. Comment by That BIt*h

    March 15, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    GG Allin I hope you do get Andy Savage to represent them. Because they are going to need the best of the best when I get done with them.

    We will seek the truth and have justice for him. Now for all you jack wagons that want to talk out your a** please do so because when it all comes out at the end you will be sitting there looking like the fool you are. Ricky Huff was a good man no matter what he did or did not do to meet your standards. His family loves him and we will stand our ground when it comes to getting justice for him. With that being said please get these two all the help they can stand because we are coming full force..

  38. Comment by Ricky Huff

    March 15, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    I was a piece of garbage. I wasted my life, I was a thief, a dope head, a drunk, and a useless member of society. I started a fight and I lost. Now I am laying in a box under the earth, slowly decaying and waiting for the maggots to feast on my useless body.

  39. Comment by GG Allin

    March 15, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    Oh, I will get them bonded out and hire Andy Savage as their attorney. All you’re going to do is run your mouth and sit and listen to the NOT GUILTY verdict. I have more money than your entire family as ever earned. These 2 people are victims, and they will be going home!!

  40. Comment by GG Allin

    March 15, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    Faye, you are obviously an ignorant, uneducated, Colleton County lifetime loser with the maturity level of a 3 year old. It’s sad to know that ignorant people like you are around children. Go have a heart attack and shut up brainless scum.

  41. Comment by That BIt*h

    March 15, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    GG 😂😂😂😂 I hope you do have the money because you know nothing about me nor my financial situation.. So I’ll let that do the talking for me. Have a blessed day.

  42. Comment by Kimberly marie murdaugh

    March 15, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    To all you haters Ricky Huff is my family the man is dead let him rest in peace and stop all your dumb stuff he was a good man and y’all don’t know s*** about this family and stop the dumb s***

  43. Comment by Adjorie lyles

    March 15, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    But they can make into scumbags in jail with his mother and his sisters and brothers and his cousins his grandkids and ain’t none of us low-life trash like the ones y’all hear talk with you about a Deadman

  44. Comment by Adjorie lyles

    March 15, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    The only victim is Ricky Huff and his family not the scumbags that are in jail

  45. Comment by Adjorie lyles

    March 15, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    Everyone is using Ricky name talkingshit about him imma call the Colleton County Sheriff’s Department and one you talkin s*** about Ricky all the scumbags

  46. Comment by Mrs. H

    March 15, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Ricky Huff was a piece of garbage. Thankfully he’s rotting away into oblivion now and will never walk this Earth again. He wasn’t a victim. He was a criminal, he was the aggressor. That boy was just defending himself from a crazed Ricky Huff, who was intoxicated and high on drugs. The REAL victims are the 2 people that were wrongfully arrested, and their families. There’s no way 12 jurors will agree to convict these individuals. And I’m raising money for their bail, because under Federal Law they are entitled to bail if they aren’t charged with murder. These 2 individuals have a lot of support from the community and they will be walking out of jail very soon!

  47. Comment by Chuck

    March 15, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    If they were so innocent he wouldn’t have ran the garbage is where they belong behind bars nobody deserves their head bashed in like that gather up all your money y’all will be crying later

  48. Comment by Adjorie lyles

    March 16, 2019 at 2:33 am

    It’s a **** shame the people has to hide behind texts instead of face to. All y’all bashing mr.huff due to rot in ****

  49. Comment by Adjorie lyles

    March 16, 2019 at 2:33 am

    It’s a **** shame the people has to hide behind texts instead of face to. All y’all bashing mr.huff due to rot in ****

  50. Comment by Ricky Huff

    March 16, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Tina Huff, shut up. Everytime you speak your ignorance is known more and more. Go back to your street corner and earn that $3 so you can pay rent in your trailer.

  51. Comment by Ricky Huff

    March 16, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    There is absolutely no crime in creating a user name to make posts on a public forum. Besides, I’m Ricky Huff from another state. He wasn’t the only one on Earth. Ignorant people, smh.

  52. Comment by Brittany carroll

    March 16, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    You guys are so morbid for talking **** about someone. People make mistakes but they also know theres consequences to there actions. My papa’s brother didnt have to die that way. Nobody does. But doesnt mean for people to jump on this post and bash him about his wrongs. What about theirs? They killed someone. So they are all bad people in some way. we all are.

  53. Comment by Dr. Q

    March 16, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    Come on people, have a heart. Have compassion. Don’t speaker ill of a deceased person, but also don’t speak ill of the families of these 2 people because their families do not control these individuals actions. This is a tragedy all the way around. I feel so bad for the innocent children that have to suffer and be heartbroken over this entire incident. Love one another people, and let God do the judging. I will pray for both families.

  54. Comment by Carla smith

    March 16, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Dr. Q I agree have compassion I have compassion for the family stupid it might be damned it’s behind all this crazy stuff going on Facebook but I have no compassion for them 2 days in jail I know God will judge him just like he’s going to judge me for what I doing but I cannot stand keep calling him a pedophile he’s a druggie he might have drinkers you know smoke dope but he was not no pedophile. And you know when you tell people stuff about dead deceased people that it hasn’t done anything to kid them

  55. Comment by Smarter Than U

    March 16, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    We all know GG Allin is Kevin and he probably made the Ricky Huff name as well. Prayers and thoughts go out to all the family and friends of Ricky Huff.

  56. Comment by GG Allin

    March 17, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    “Smarter than U”, you are wayyyyy off. My name is not Kevin. You think you’re smart, but you’re nothing more than an uneducated, backwoods, inbred, Colleton County scumbag hick.

    Carla Smith, such foul language for a lady. Do you realize that children read this website? It is actually a crime to use profanity on a business’ public page, the business can actually have you arrested for obscenity. Look it up, since you seem to know it all. I think you do need to be charged with violation of obscenity laws and I’ll make that call Monday morning.

  57. Comment by Henchman of Hades

    March 17, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    All of you shut up!!! You are all inferior to me and to Beelzebub. The depths of Hades will swallow you all in the masses, the sulfur and stench of burning flesh will greet you all as the Great Xakuru and I will welcome you to our land of horrors. The ground will quake, the stars will fall from the sky, the water will boil away from the Earth and Beelzebub and the Princess Zarfara will master each and every one of you, and force you to live an eternity of misery. He watcheth and he heareth, he will visit you in your dreams. Your master awaits you all……

  58. Comment by Henchman of Hades

    March 17, 2019 at 3:32 pm


  59. Comment by Carla smith

    March 17, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    Justice for Ricky Huff

  60. Comment by Carla smith

    March 17, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    Go ahead and call the cops I don’t care would you tell me that you a maggot head so keep hiding behind that little computer all you want you’re the one that Need to hid in the woods. Once you go kiss a gorilla’s **** the point that to cups your new oh yeah you’re so funny girlfriend went in jail to three-time Loser done been arrested domestic violence three times

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