The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office has received several calls from the public within the past 24 hours concerning information that has been posted on social media regarding a “Pickens County Serial Killer” that is on the loose. The post goes in detail about the man being wanted for multiple murders and that residents should turn to “Channel 28 News at 11” for more information.
The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office has no knowledge of any such individual nor are we aware of any media station in the immediate area identified as “Channel 28 News”.
Please do not allow yourself to be lured into relying on social media as your primary source of information and instead refer to your local, mainstream media sources for more accurate and up-to-date information.
From all indications, this is “Fake News” in an attempt to fool you through the spread of misinformation.
Creed W. Hashe, Chief Deputy
The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a shooting incident which occurred early this morning at a residence located on Earls Bridge Rd in the Dacusville Community.
At approximately 2:40am, deputies were dispatched to Earls Bridge Rd following a call from a homeowner that stated that someone may have attempted to break into the residence at approximately 2:00am.
Moments after hearing a loud noise at a rear door, the homeowner (31 yoa) was walking through the residence in response to the noise when two rounds from a small caliber weapon were discharged through the front door. The man inside the residence received a superficial wound to the back of the arm and a second injury to his side. No one else was inside the home when the incident occurred and the homeowner never saw the suspect(s).
The victim was treated and released from a local hospital and it has not been confirmed whether the two injuries were from shrapnel/debris from the door or fragments from one of the fired projectiles.
During the investigation, detectives located a room inside the residence that had been converted for the sole purpose of manufacturing Marijuana. Growing equipment and Marijuana plants ranging as high as approximately four feet were seized from the property.
The investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting is still on-going and the homeowner is being interviewed by detectives regarding the manufacturing of Marijuana.
The Sheriff’s Office is asking that anyone with information concerning this incident to please contact the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office at (864) 898-5500 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIMESC.