Man arrested for killing 2 and stuffing bodies into barrels

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By: Sanvi Rizvi 

Authorities in South Carolina said that they have arrested a man accused of killing two people more than a month ago and stuffing their bodies in barrels before being dumped into a lake.

A spokesperson for the Anderson County Sheriff, Chad McBride, said that John Michael Young was arrested early Saturday. A jail spokesperson said that Young will make a first appearance before a judge later on Saturday.

Deputies charged Young with two counts of murder after picking up a chainsaw and machete from his home near Lake Hartwell.

Authorities said that he killed 52-year-old Tony McGinnis in September and 37-year-old Andrea Mitchell in October by beating in their heads in the woods near his home.

Police also arrested Shaine David Fischer for being involved in the murder. Police said that the motive behind the murders are drug related.