A man charged with keeping an Anderson woman chained in a storage shed for two months on his Woodruff property has been officially charged with four counts of murder in the so-called Superbike Motorsports murders in Chesnee 13 years ago.
45-year-old Todd Kohlhepp was denied bond during a hearing in magistrate court at the Spartanburg County jail Sunday morning.
Superbike Motorsports employees Scott Ponder, Brian Lucas, Chris Sherbert and Beverly Guy were killed at the Chesnee-area store on Nov. 6, 2003. Investigators had been unable to find a motive for the apparently random shootings.
According to the Spartanburg Herald Journal, authorities said Kohlhepp confessed to the murders after Kala Brown was found alive and chained inside a locked container on his Woodruff property. Sheriff Chuck Wright told reporters that Kohlhepp knew details about the crime that had not been made public. Wright said Kohlhepp had been a customer at the store earlier that day.
Brown and her boyfriend Charlie Carver had been missing from Anderson for about two months. Carver’s body was found in a shallow grave on the property Friday. Seventh Circuit Solicitor Barry Barnette previously said Brown told authorities that she witnessed Kohlhepp shoot Carver.