The authorities found the body of Mr. Dickson’s 46-year-old father outside the home in Easley. Inside were his 46-year-old stepmother, 19-year-old stepsister and 14-year-old brother.
The police said the brother was apparently shot as he hid behind a clothes dryer.
Dickson had just moved back home after breaking up with his live-in girlfriend and police have not stated a motive as of yet. He was arrested in Belton SC, about 20 miles from where the bodies were discovered.
Other reports say the victims were all shot in the head.
The names and age of the victims, according to the police: Samuel Andrew Dickson Jr., 46 (father), Martiza Hurtado Dickson, 46 (stepmother), Melissa Giliam Salazar, 19 (stepsister) and his 14-year-old brother, Taylor Alex Dickson.