Man, woman arrested for deadly beating near dumpster

Posted at 2:04 PM, May 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-15 17:54:07-04

GREENSVILLE COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) - Police arrested a Virginia couple near Myrtle Beach, S.C. in connection to the beating death of a Greensville County man.

Ernest Phillips, 57, was found nearly naked and badly beaten behind a dumpster last week. Phillips later died from his injuries.

Crime Solver tips led investigators to Sean Turner (aka. Sean Stocks), 37, and Pauline Mar Turner, 29. U.S. Marshalls and Horry County, S.C. police arrested the pair at a relative's home near Myrtle Beach.

Greensville County Commonwealth's Attorney Patricia Watson said the pair is charged with attempted murder, robbery and grand larceny. However, she added those charges will be upgraded following the death of Phillips.

She said the Turners lived less than a mile from the crime scene.

Greensville County Sheriff's deputies are in the process of bringing the Turners back to Virginia.