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Two Men Arrested in Shooting Incident


Lexington County Sheriff’s Department detectives on Wednesday, April 9 arrested a 22-year-old man who lives in Little Mountain and a 20-year-old man who lives in Little Mountain in connection with a shooting incident that occurred at about 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8 outside a home on Bayfield Lane near Chapin.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said Jeffery Lewis Hentz, 22, of 318 Nursery Road, Little Mountain, turned himself in to detectives on an arrest warrant on a charge of attempted murder at about 11 a.m. on Wednesday in the Chapin community. Detectives later booked Hentz at the Lexington County Detention Center, where Hentz was being held on Wednesday while awaiting a bond hearing.

Demichael Edward Mayers, 20, turned himself in to deputies with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department and Newberry County Sheriff’s Office at his home at 318 Nursery Road, Little Mountain, at about 5 p.m. on Wednesday on an arrest warrant on a charge of attempted murder, Metts said. Lexington County deputies transported Mayers to the Lexington County Detention Center, where Mayers was being booked on Wednesday night.

Arrest warrants allege that on Tuesday Hentz and Mayers became involved in a verbal dispute with Antonio Williams, 34, of Prosperity, outside a home at 125 Bayfield Lane near Chapin, Metts said. Williams is acquainted with Hentz and Mayers, and the shooting incident does not appear to have been a random act.

Arrest warrants further allege that witnesses told detectives that Hentz and Mayers each were armed with firearms at the time of the verbal dispute with Williams, Metts said.

In addition, arrest warrants allege that during the verbal dispute, Mayers shot Williams with a firearm, causing great bodily injury to Williams in his upper torso, Metts said. Hentz and Mayers ran away from the home on Bayfield Lane after Williams was shot.

The nature and circumstances of the verbal dispute that involved Hentz, Mayers and Williams remain under investigation, Metts said.

Williams was transported by helicopter on Tuesday to Palmetto Health Richland Hospital, where Williams successfully underwent surgery on Tuesday night, Metts said. Williams was listed in stable condition on Wednesday at the hospital.



 


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04/30/2015 - Correctional Officer Appreciation Week  
04/28/2015 - Death Investigation  
04/24/2015 - Sheriff Koon Sworn in as 39th Sheriff of Lexington County  
04/21/2015 - Shooting Incident  
04/20/2015 - Man Arrested for Trying to Rob Convenience Store  
04/17/2015 - Corrections Officer of the Quarter  
04/15/2015 - Removing Opportunities for Vehicle Break-Ins  
04/15/2015 - Three Persons Charged With Accessory After The Fact to Murder  
04/13/2015 - Man Dies As A Result of Gunshot Wound  
04/13/2015 - Detectives Seek Help in Identifying Burglary Suspect  
04/13/2015 - White Knoll Business Coalition  
04/10/2015 - Deputies Recognized for DUI Enforcement  
04/10/2015 - Reserve Deputies Saved Taxpayers Nearly $60,000 in First Quarter of 2015  
04/09/2015 - Five Persons Arrested in Fatal Shooting  
04/09/2015 - Deputy Promoted  
04/06/2015 - Detectives Arrest Man on Charge of Criminal Domestic Violence  
04/01/2015 - Sheriff Swears in Seven Citizens as Reserve Deputies  
03/31/2015 - Detectives Investigating Threat to Do Harm at High School  
03/31/2015 - Homicide Investigation  
03/30/2015 - Shooting Investigation  
03/27/2015 - Deputy Receives Top Academic Honor  
03/25/2015 - Burglary Investigation  
03/23/2015 - Battle of the Badges  
03/22/2015 - Investigators Arrest Two Men in Fatal Shooting  


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