CRIME WATCH: Spartanburg, S.C. sheriff seeks help solving 2003 dealership quadruple murder

Publish Date: 
Mar 5, 2012

The Spartanburg Sheriff’s Department is reviving the cold case of four people slain at a Chesnee, S.C., powersports dealership nearly nine years ago with a revised sketch of a person of interest in the case.

Someone gunned down Superbike Motorsports owner Scott Ponder, his mother Beverly Guy, service manager Brian Lucas and mechanic Chris “Shubby” Sherbert at the dealership Nov. 6, 2003, and has not been caught.

A witness who saw a man in the shop looking at a Suzuki sport bike with Ponder just minutes before the murders has been cooperating since the crime, but was never satisfied with the sketch of the man created from witness accounts, Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright says. The department called in another artist to create the new sketch.

The motorcycle and its paperwork were being prepared for a sale, deputies say. It’s unclear whether the man in the sketch was a local or from another area.

“Investigators feel that this person is certainly someone of great interest to them and could provide crucial details of the crime,” according to a press release.

The man is described as a white male, about 25 to 40 years old at the time of the crime, about 6 feet tall and 175 pounds, with feathered dark brown hair. He may have been driving a dark blue 1990s Chevrolet or GMC Z71 truck, a small light blue truck, or a red, early 1990s model sedan, possibly a Honda Civic.

The new sketch will be shown on an episode of “America’s Most Wanted” late this month. The case was featured in a 2006 episode of “Geraldo At Large.”

Anyone with information about the man in the sketch is asked to call authorities at (864) 503-4500 or (864) 503-4509.

Posted by Holly Wagner


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