12/31/2021 - Two Arrested in connection to New Years Eve Murder

Violent crime investigators with the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office have identified and arrested 2 suspects for the homicide of Jose Luis Perez in the ealry morning of December 31,2021. Elder Ramirez Escobar, H/M, 26 years old, 330 Roy Horne Rd., Una, SC, 29378, has been charged with Murder and Possession of a Weapon During the Commission of a Violent Crime. With the assistance of the Shelby Police Department in North Carolina, Escobar was located in a hotel room in their jurisdiction earlier today, and he was arrested without incident. Several of our investigators went to North Carolina to interview Ramirez and he was booked into the Cleveland County NC Jail on Fugitive from Justice charges. It is also unknown at present when Escobar will be extradited back to SC. Tiffany Dawn McAbee, W/F, 37 years old, 7316 Mapleleaf Dr., Spartanburg, SC, 29303, has been arrested and charged with Accessory After the Fact of Murder for her actions of aiding Escobar after the incident. We would like to thank the Shelby City Police Department for there assistance and the swift apprehension of Ramirez.