Casey Gras : Suspect Arrested in Pownal Homicide – South Carolina Update

By | May 29, 2024



Accident – Death – Obituary News : : 1. Pownal homicide suspect arrest
2. South Carolina homicide suspect apprehended

The Vermont State Police have arrested Elizah Coppedge, 18, of Chicopee, Massachusetts, in South Carolina for a second-degree murder charge related to the stabbing death of Casey Gras in Pownal, Vermont. Coppedge is currently being held at the Greenwood County Detention Center. The police investigation suggests the incident stemmed from a drug-related dispute. Anyone with information on Coppedge’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Vermont State Police. Updates on the case will be provided as the investigation progresses. An autopsy confirmed Gras’ cause of death as multiple stab wounds to the abdomen and chest, ruling it a homicide.

1. Pownal homicide suspect apprehended in South Carolina
2. South Carolina police arrest suspect in Pownal murder case

State of Vermont Department of Public Safety Vermont State Police Suspect in Pownal homicide arrested in South Carolina

The Vermont State Police have made a significant breakthrough in the case of the Pownal homicide that shocked the community earlier this year. Elizah Coppedge, 18, of Chicopee, Massachusetts, has been apprehended in South Carolina as a fugitive from justice in Vermont.

The incident, which occurred on February 6, 2024, involved the tragic stabbing death of 36-year-old Casey Gras of Bennington in Pownal, Vermont. Coppedge, the prime suspect in the case, has been taken into custody by the Greenwood City Police Department in South Carolina. Jail records confirm that he is being held as a fugitive from justice at the Greenwood County Detention Center.

Coppedge is currently awaiting extradition to Vermont to face a second-degree murder charge in connection with the killing of Casey Gras. The Vermont State Police will provide updates on the arraignment once the schedule has been finalized.


The arrest of Coppedge comes after a thorough investigation by law enforcement agencies, including the Vermont State Police Major Crime Unit, Bureau of Criminal Investigations, and Field Force Division. The cooperation between different departments has been instrumental in bringing the suspect to justice.

The police have revealed that the incident was an isolated one, stemming from a drug-related dispute. The community can rest assured that there is no broader threat to their safety. Investigators are urging anyone with information on the case to come forward and assist in the ongoing investigation.

The victim, Casey Gras, was laid to rest after an autopsy revealed the cause of death to be multiple stab wounds to the abdomen and chest, confirming it as a homicide. The Vermont State Police will continue to provide updates as the case progresses.

In a bid to gather more information, the Vermont State Police are urging anyone with tips on Coppedge’s whereabouts to contact their local police department or call the Shaftsbury Barracks at 802-442-5421. Anonymous tips can also be submitted online through the VSP’s website.

The arrest of Elizah Coppedge marks a significant step forward in the quest for justice for Casey Gras and closure for the community. The Vermont State Police remain committed to bringing the perpetrator to account and ensuring that justice is served.

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