Fourth murder suspect caught

COUNTY — Police have arrested the fourth suspect in the drug-related home invasion, robbery and murder that claimed the life of a Clemson University student on Dec. 8.

Pickens County sheriff’s deputies, along with deputies from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, Stephens County (Ga.) Sheriff’s Office and the United States Marshals Fugitive Taskforce arrested Lester Devaria Mosley, Jr., 18, of 312 Watkins St. in Central, late Friday at a motel in Toccoa, Ga.

Information was developed that led investigators to the motel in Georgia. Mosley was under surveillance by law enforcement for a short time during the afternoon while other officers from the task force could get into place.

Mosley was taken into custody around 6:20 p.m. at the Budget Inn without incident.

Mosley was wanted for the murder of Clemson student Steven Grich on December 8. Mosley waived extradition to South Carolina and was returned back to the Pickens County Detention Center around 11 p.m. Friday night. Judge S. Michael Gillespie denied Mosley bond during an 11:30 a.m. hearing Saturday morning.

“This arrest is the result of outstanding cooperation among all the agencies involved with this joint effort to locate Mosley by agents with Pickens and Oconee Sheriff’s Offices, Clemson University PD, Clemson City PD and SLED and the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force,” assistant sheriff Tim Morgan said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Grich family this Christmas season.”
Three other suspects were arrested within two days of Grich’s murder.