07-11-2012, 09:32 AM #1
SC - Chandrakant Patel, 53, abducted & murdered, Anderson, 1 July 2012
By Mike Ellis
Posted July 10, 2012 at 5:39 p.m.,
updated July 10, 2012 at 5:39 p.m.
Authorities continue search for missing Anderson businessman
Last edited by summer_breeze; 07-12-2012 at 05:50 AM.
07-11-2012, 05:57 PM #2
Tip In Missing Man Case Leads Investigators To Body In Anderson Co. Woods
By: WSPA Staff | News Channel 7
Published: July 11, 2012
Updated: July 11, 2012 - 5:37 PM
ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. --Authorities in Anderson County say a body was found in the woods Wednesday.
07-12-2012, 05:49 AM #3
Missing Anderson County Father Found Dead, Autopsy Thursday
By: WSPA Staff | News Channel 7
Published: July 12, 2012
Updated: July 12, 2012 - 5:12 AM
ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. --Authorities in Anderson County say the body of a missing Anderson County businessman found in the woods Wednesday. The death has been ruled a homicide.
Rest in Peace Mr. Patel
07-12-2012, 09:17 AM #4
Coroner: Body found is missing man
Investigators announced Monday that three people have been charged in connection to the case. Kyndra Leann Howell, 22, Jeremiah Christian Johnson, 29, and Zachary Demond Gantt, 17, are charged with kidnapping.This is where Sky belongs!! Proud member of the Sky Crew & proud supporter of Solomon's quest to find his precious son! "I will always be his father. On this earth I don't see him, but in heaven we'll be together," Metalwala said.
06-22-2015, 07:50 PM #5
Jeremiah Johnson, one of four people charged in the kidnapping and killing of Anderson businessman Chandrakant “C.J.” Patel, will stand trial today after his lawyers unsuccessfully argued to have his confession suppressed...
Charged in the case along with Johnson are Kyndra Howell, Zachary Gantt and Ezra Williams, whom investigators have said is the shooter. Howell is in prison serving a 50-year sentence. Williams is awaiting trial and Zachary Gantt pleaded guilty last year and agreed to cooperate with investigators. Gantt has not yet been sentenced...
Investigators said Patel had been paying Howell for sex, and that Howell, who is in her 20s, suggested to Johnson and Gantt that the three should rob him. Williams joined the plan sometime later... Danny Barton, an investigator with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, has said... the accused tortured Patel, trying to get him to give them personal identification numbers that would grant them access to accounts for his debit and credit cards.
01-09-2016, 03:51 PM #6
Jeremiah Johnson, 32, was found guilty Wednesday on charges of murder, armed robbery, kidnapping and possession of a weapon during a violent crime...
Johnson was sentenced to 40 years in prison, according to the Solicitor’s Office.
A jury found Ezra Williams not guilty of murder Wednesday in the death of Anderson businessman Chandrakant “C.J.” Patel. But he was still sentenced to 55 years in prison after being found guilty of three other serious charges.
Zachary Gantt was sentenced to 22 years in prison for voluntary manslaughter, kidnapping, and armed robbery charges
Gantt will also serve five years on a possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime charge.
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