UPDATE: Parole Officer fired after voluntary manslaughter charge


Wednesday, Nov. 6 2013

AIKEN CO., S.C. (WRDW) -- Agent Robin Herndon, a parole officer with the Aiken SCDPPPS office, was terminated Thursday after being charged with voluntary manslaughter, according to South Carolina's Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services' Public Information Director.

Agent Herndon had been employed in the Aiken office since November 2010, PIO Pete O'Boyle confirmed.

Coroner Tim Carlton says 31-year-old Christopher Rowley, was shot following an alleged domestic argument with 40-year-old Herndon. Rowley died shortly after arrival at GRU Medical Center.

The incident happened on Sudlow Lake Road in North Augusta around 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

On Thursday, Herndon, who was visibly distraught, stood before Judge Melanie J. DuBose for a bond hearing at the Aiken County Detention Center. Herndon's bond was denied by Judge DuBose.

Herndon was previously a SLED agent and had been employed by the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office during her career, according to law enforcement source.

The incident is still under investigation.

The coroner says an autopsy is scheduled for Thursday morning in Newberry, S.C.

Meanwhile, a friend of Rowley tells News 12 that Rowley was one of the nicest, most kind-hearted people she knew. The friend tells us that Rowley was a family man.


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