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Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Announces Second Arrest in Tuesday Afternoon Shooting Incident


Rodriquez Samarae Daquan Maddox





(Walhalla, SC)--------------------------------------The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is announcing a second arrest this afternoon in an investigation into a shooting incident that occurred yesterday afternoon near Seneca.


23 year old Rodriquez Samarae Daquan Maddox of W. Reedy Fork Road in Seneca turned himself in earlier this afternoon at the Law Enforcement Center in Walhalla. Investigators obtained arrest warrants earlier today on Maddox charging him with one count each of Possession of a Weapon during Commission of a Violent Crime, First Degree Burglary and Petit Larceny. Maddox has yet to be fully booked into the Detention Center.


Earlier today, the Sheriff’s Office announced that warrants had been obtained against 26 year old Chauncey Demetrius Williams of Meadowbrook Circle in Anderson on the same charges. Williams was released from the hospital yesterday after receiving treatment for a gunshot wound and was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 2:11am this morning.


According to the arrest warrants, Williams and Maddox are accused of entering a residence on Timber Ridge Lane without consent and to commit a crime while armed with a deadly weapon. Williams and Maddox are also accused of stealing a pair of shoes from the residence.


Besides the arrest of Williams and Maddox by investigators, one other subject was identified in the investigation, with that subject being cleared of charges based on evidence gathered so far. The Sheriff’s Office is seeking to identify a fourth subject in relation to the investigation and this afternoon, the Sheriff’s Office is releasing a picture of that subject.


An investigation began yesterday afternoon after deputies from the Uniform Patrol Division responded to an address on Timber Ridge Lane near Seneca due to reports of shots being fired. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that a subject, identified as Williams, was at Oconee Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound.


Investigators from the Criminal Investigations Division were notified and responded to the hospital. As more facts became available, it was determined that a group of individuals burglarized a home while armed. While on the property, the homeowner discharged a firearm, striking one of the subjects.


If you have any information regarding the shooting incident that occurred just before 2pm Tuesday on Timber Ridge Lane near Shiloh Road in the Seneca area or the identity of the subject in the photo released by the Sheriff’s Office, you are asked to call the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office at 864-638-4111or Crimestoppers, where you can remain anonymous, at 1-888-CRIME-SC. You can also provide a tip for Crimestoppers online at the following link: http://www.oconeesccrimestoppers.com/sitemenu.aspx?ID=583&


You don’t have to give your name when you contact Crimestoppers and all information provided is confidential. If you information leads to an arrest in this case, you could be eligible for a cash reward.


Due to the ongoing investigation and for safety reasons as well, the names of witnesses or the victim in the case is not being released. For safety purposes as well, the Sheriff’s Office will also not release the actual physical address where the incident occurred. At this time, there is no danger to the public, according to Sheriff’s Office investigators.

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