Two men arrested after Lancaster County shooting death

rsouthmayd@heraldonline.comAugust 22, 2013 

A 30-year-old man died Monday night after being shot multiple times in a Lancaster County home, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

On Wednesday night, Lancaster County sheriff deputies were sent to a home on Harold Faulkenberry Road in Kershaw, where they found the body of Bryan Hatchel, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputy coroner Tony Broome said Hatchel had wounds “all over” and it appeared there was a short span of time between the shots being fired and law enforcement arriving.

The sheriff’s office reports that the investigation led them to believe that Ronald Reed, Jr., 39, of Heath Springs and Gregory Follansbee, 46, of Indian Land, went to Hatchel’s home and shot him before fleeing. The investigation has shown there was a dispute between the three men.

Follansbee was found at his residence, arrested and charged with murder. He’s currently being held in the Lancaster County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.

Reed was arrested at his residence at about 1:15 pm. He is currently being held at the Lancaster County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.

A background check with the State Law Enforcement Division shows Reed has arrests and convictions stemming back to 1996, including driving under the influence and assault and battery with intent to kill. Under South Carolina law, he is not permitted to own or carry a firearm. Follansbee was arrested twice in the last year and accused of carrying a concealed weapon.

Rachel Southmayd •  803-329-4072

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