A man identified as a person of interest in the disappearance of Pageland, South Carolina woman Deidre Reid was arrested in Georgia on charges of grand larceny and obstructing justice, reported WCNC.
Emanuel Bedford was arrested on Oct. 11 by the Burke County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia on charges related to the investigation, according to the Pageland Police Department. According to police, Bedford will be extradited to Pageland, South Carolina, in connection with these charges.
Reid was last seen on September 3rd in Pageland. Reid, a 41-year-old Black woman, was last seen wearing gray sweatpants, a light pink and white shirt, white Air Force One shoes, and her hair was pulled back in a ponytail, reported WBTV.
Her family last heard from her on September 3, when she was on her way to the Greyhound station in Charlotte, North Carolina.
According to Pageland Police Capt. Shane Whitley, authorities believe the couple made it to the bus terminal but then vanished. Whitley initially stated that Bedford was not a suspect in Reid’s disappearance.
Reid’s relatives stated that she intended to meet her sister in Charlotte after Bedford dropped her off at the bus terminal, but they never heard from her again. Reid’s family contacted authorities after 24 hours, which is the time required to report it to the authorities.