SC teen accused in murder plot found with ax, rubber gloves

Joseph Hegler

Joseph Hegler

LANCASTER COUNTY, S.C. — A 19-year-old plotting to commit a kidnapping and murder was arrested Sunday.

According to WSOC, authorities received information that Joseph Ray Hegler had been planning to kill another man for several weeks.

The suspect planned to kidnap and kill the victim on Sunday night after becoming angry with him over the victim’s relationship with a woman.

During the investigation, authorities conducted a traffic stop and Hegler was found to be wearing rubber gloves and armed with a number of weapons.

In the vehicle, investigators reportedly found gloves, duct tape, handcuffs, a flashlight, a skinning knife set, change of clothes, trash bags, bleach, gasoline and an ax.

Hegler has been charged with attempted murder and attempted kidnapping. He is in jail at the Lancaster County Detention Center.

Source: WSOC