The Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to a body laying in a ditch area on Wesley Road just off of Highway 98 East this past Saturday. Deputies arrived on the scene and found the body of a black male, identified later as Marcus Christopher, aged 50 from Columbia. An arrest was made on John Mark Davis, 37 from Columbia. Davis is currently being charged with murder, possession of a firearm by a felon, and taking away a motor vehicle. This investigation is still ongoing at this time.