Suspect accused of shooting, burning and burying two people, receives $250k bond

James Loftis

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.  — The Goose Creek man accused of shooting two people and then burning and burying their bodies in his backyard faced a judge on murder charges.

James Loftis received a $250,000 bond and will be placed on house arrest.

On Sunday, March 6, the bodies of 46-year-old Guma Dubar and 32-year-old James Cody Newland were found buried in Loftis’ backyard.

Loftis claimed the murders was self-defense.  His lawyer cited the State’s “Castle Doctrine” as a reason he should be granted bond.

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