The Florence County Sheriff’s Office has arrested the husband of a woman whose body was found Wednesday after she was reported missing for a week.
Rodney Dale Ivey has been arrested and charged with murder and providing false information to law enforcement in the search for his wife, 22-year-old Devin Ham. She is also known as Devin Grace Ivey.
Capt. Brett Camp, spokesman for the Florence County Sheriff’s Office, said Rodney Ivey was arrested after giving false information to law enforcement.
We had approximately five different stories told to us that panned out not to be the truth. So, we felt it was imperative, that since he quit cooperating and the fact that he was… telling us a bunch of lies that we needed to act on that. And, as we were working on that, we found out that he had violated his parole.
Ivey was last seen at the Olanta Budget Inn on June 9.
The Sheriff’s Office said a body found in the Coward-Scranton area was Ham’s.
On Tuesday, searchers had used ATVs, helicopters and boats to search hundreds of miles in the Olanta area, but found no leads.