“Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Investigates Stabbing at Liberty Residence”

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Wesley Edwin Smith


The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a stabbing that occurred at a residence located at 1620 Ruhamah Road, Liberty, South Carolina.

Deputies were dispatched and arrived at this location at approximately 6:01 this evening. Upon their arrival, they were advised that an altercation between brothers turned violent when one brother allegedly stabbed the other with a knife.  The victim advised Detectives that he had not seen his brother in over three years until this incident.  Both subjects are adult age males.

The alleged victim was transported to an area hospital with what appear to be non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect, identified as Wesley Edwin Smith (31 YOA) was arrested on scene and transported to the Pickens County Detention Center where he remains pending arrest warrants.

Detectives are actively investigating and further details will be released at a later time.

A booking photo of the suspect has been attached to this release.


“Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Investigates Shooting on Dublin Lane in Pickens”

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The Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating an incident where an adult male received a gunshot wound to the leg following a verbal altercation.

Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to reports of a gunshot victim at a residence on Dublin Lane at approximately 9:00am this morning.

Preliminary investigation indicates that multiple adults were at a mobile home when a verbal dispute escalated to one person being shot in the leg with a single barrel shotgun that was recovered at the scene.

Detectives are currently interviewing a person of interest at the Sheriff’s Office while the victim is being treated at a local hospital with what is believed to be a non-life threatening injury.

Status updates regarding this investigation will be disseminated in the form of a media release once the incident has been thoroughly investigated.



“Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Investigates Fatal Shooting on Allgood Bridge Rd in Pickens”

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The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a shooting at a residence on Allgood Bridge Rd in Pickens resulting in at least one victim.

Deputies arrived on the scene at approximately 8:07am after receiving reports that an adult female had been shot in the upper torso. The female was found inside the residence with what appeared to be wounds characteristic of injuries sustained from gunshots.

The victim was transported to a local hospital and was determined to be deceased upon arrival. A male subject believed to be the husband of the victim has been detained pending additional investigation. No other individuals were found to be at the residence when deputies arrived.

This incident is extremely fresh and the investigation is still in the preliminary stages due to the short time that detectives have been on the scene.

Additional information will be released later today once the Sheriff’s Office has had an opportunity to gather more details and confirm the identities of the parties involved.