White Man Wanted Hit Man to Kill SC Black Man, Feds Say

Glen Norman
May 10, 2018

A white supremacist tried to hit a hitman to lynch his black neighbor and put up a burning cross in his front yard, prosecutors allege.

A federal grand jury indicted Lecroy, also of Hodges, on one count of solicitation to commit a crime of violence and use of interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire, the US attorney's office in SC announced Tuesday.


A white man in SC who tried to hire a white supremacist group to hang his black neighbor and place a "flaming cross" in his yard ended up soliciting an undercover officer, police said.

According to a news release from U.S. Attorney Beth Drake's office, Brandon Cory Lecroy, 25, of Hodges, was charged solicitation to commit a crime of violence and use of interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire.


Police said the Greenwood Count man found the undercover agent through a white supremacist group and offered $500 for the murder.

Lecroy was detained on April 9. He also instructed the agent to leave a "flaming cross" in the yard and "hang his neighbor from a tree".


County Councilman Theo Lane, whose district Lecroy lives in, said he was glad the proper authorities were handling the investigation, and that he would keep a close eye on the case. He also reportedly sent the agent pictures of his neighbor. It wasn't clear whether Lecroy has an attorney. Lecroy gave information on when it would be best to commit the killing and talked about plans to take over his neighbor's property, the complaint says. Brandon Lecroy was arrested last month after he gave the man a $100 down payment and told him he might have more people to kill later, according to an affidavit unsealed after Lecroy was indicted Tuesday.

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