Argument Over Dog Ends In Death

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Sheriff Lee Foster announces that an early morning argument between two neighbors has ended in the death of a 36-year-old man.

At about 2:00 am, deputies were called to 27 Kali Street in the Bill White’s Mobile Home Community about an argument with shots fired. The first responding deputy found a male on the ground in the backyard with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the chest. The deputy began CPR and other lifesaving measures, until Newberry County EMS arrived.

Other responding deputies were able to locate a suspect and detain him.

The follow-up investigation showed the victims and the resident of 27 Kali Street engaged in an argument over an issue with a dog. The argument escalated and the suspect produced a gun and began shooting at the victim, killing him.

Deputies arrested Jerod Johnathan Blake, 38, of Kali Street Newberry, charging him with Murder and Possession of a Weapon During a Violent Crime.

The Newberry County Coroner’s Office will release the name of the victim.

Blake is being held at the Newberry County Detention Center and will face a bond hearing at a later date.