A North Charleston man wanted in connection with the beating of an Orangeburg County man has been arrested.
Jose Antonio Rodriquez Jr., 21, of Rivers Avenue is charged with first-degree assault and battery, according to the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office.
Rodriquez and two other men are accused of beating 25-year-old Joshua Shepherd of Cordova for several hours Nov. 10 after an argument over food.
Investigators say Jeremy Raymond Arnold, 33, of McColum Road in Cope beat Shepherd while Rodriquez and Bryan Lee Rider, 24, of Southwest Circle in Cordova kicked and hit him.
Arnold and Rider were arrested shortly after the assault. The Sheriff’s Office put out a notice a few days before Thanksgiving asking for help finding Rodriquez, and he was listed among the county’s most-wanted suspects.
Rodriquez was found Tuesday hiding behind some curtains in a Greenwood County apartment, the Sheriff’s Office said.