Suspect arrested in fatal fight at Columbia County home

Published: Aug. 22, 2022 at 3:38 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 22, 2022 at 3:50 PM EDT
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EVANS, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Columbia County deputies are investigating the dearth of a man involved in a fight at an Evans home.

According to authorities, deputies were sent to investigate a report of a fight in progress at 2:18 p.m. Monday at 206 Evans Lake Drive.

When deputies arrived, they found 61-year-old Howard Winning unresponsive in the bathroom.

Anthony Burns, 41, was taken into custody. Burns has been charged with murder with no bond, according to deputies.

Authorities also released a photo of Burns.

Anthony Burns, 41.
Anthony Burns, 41.(WRDW)

Both lived at the address in Evans.

“Early on there was mention of gunshots but that has not been substantiated,” deputies said in a statement.

Deputies and and medical crews remained at the scene at 4 p.m.

It’s been a deadly past few days in the region, with two people shot dead in Augusta over the weekend:

  • A shooting Sunday afternoon at a Circle K at 2574 Tobacco Road claimed the life of 48-year-old Samuel DeWayne Jackson. Deputies said they arrested Donald Gross, 61, on suspicion of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of the crime.
  • A shooting just before 2:45 a.m. Saturday claimed the life of Nakendrick Dewayne Glover, 29, in the 100 block of Vanderbilt Circle.

Also over the weekend, several people were injured and at least one was possibly killed in a late Sunday shooting that sent South Carolina State University into lockdown in Orangeburg.