For Immediate Release:
Chuck James, Chief Deputy
Pickens County Sheriff’s Office
Arrest Following Friday Night’s Hwy. 123 shooting incident.
At 8:51 PM on December 9th, 2022, the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a suspicious person lying near the edge of the roadway in the 3900 block of Hwy. 123 Easley, South Carolina. When deputies arrived at the scene, they located an adult male with an apparent gunshot wound to his lower torso. EMS transported the victim to Prisma Health’s Greenville Memorial Hospital, where he underwent surgery and is presently in stable condition.
Following the discovery of the victim, detectives with the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office immediately began an investigation into the incident. That investigation culminated in the arrest of Renee Lavonne Simon (age 55), a known associate of the victim, on December 10th, 2022. Simon is housed at the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office’s Detention Center, where she is being held without bond.
Simon, Renee Lavonne (age 55)
Attempted Murder (2022A3910101206)
Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime (2022A3910101207)