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28-year-old man arrested in Williston double homicide

A new local crime wave leaves four people dead on the heels of one in mid-May that left two people dead, eight people shot and one person stabbed.
Published: May. 24, 2021 at 1:52 PM EDT|Updated: May. 24, 2021 at 3:08 PM EDT
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WILLISTON, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - Agents of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division have arrested a Barnwell County man in connection with the shooting deaths of two people in Williston.

Brandon Antonio Williams, 28, was charged with two counts of murder in connection with the two deadly shootings on Friday.

The Barnwell County Coroner’s Office on Monday released the names of the victims, Barbara Williams, 45, and Jerome Williams Jr., 26, who were killed at their home at 160 Halford St.

The SLED investigation was requested by the Williston Police Department. Williams was booked at the Barnwell County Detention Center.

The case will be prosecuted by the 2nd Circuit Solicitor’s Office.

The victims’ bodies will be autopsied Tuesday in Newberry, according to authorities.

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