Altercation Leads To Stabbing Death In Prosperity

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As we have reported, the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office and Town of Prosperity Police Department announces the arrest of 67-year-old Ollie Lindler for the offense of Murder and Possession of a Weapon During the Commission of a Violent Crime.

Wednesday night at around 8:35 pm, a call came into Newberry County 911 about two individuals engaged in an altercation with one of the subjects being armed with a knife. Before law enforcement arrived on scene, a 31-year-old victim was stab and was found unresponsive in the front yard of 233 Langford St, Prosperity SC. Once law enforcement arrived on scene, medical attention was given to the victim until EMS and Rescue could arrive. Prosperity Police officer Stephen Selistino arrived on scene taken Ollie Lindler into custody without incident. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene.

Town of Prosperity Police Chief Wesley Palmore requested assistance from the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division to assist with the investigation and scene processing. Chief Palmore thanked the Sheriff’s Office for their quick response to back up their officer and for the assistance in the criminal investigation.

From witnesses on scene, the altercation and subsequent stabbing took place after the victim and Lindler were arguing over a beer being consumed by Lindler.

Ollie Lindler 67 years old of 1223 Kinard St, Newberry SC is being detained at the Newberry County Detention Center pending the service of arrest warrants and bond hearing.

This investigation is still ongoing and is being investigated by the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office, Town of Prosperity Police Department, and the Newberry County Coroner’s Office will determine the cause of death and the identity of the victim.

Laura Kneece, Newberry County Coroner, identified the victim as Derrell Levon Long, 31, of Prosperity. An autopsy was scheduled for June 1.