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Two Oconee County Subjects Return to South Carolina to Face Charges in Separate Investigations


Julian Tristen Mackenzi Garren


Truett Gregory Brock


Shonetta Maria Goings

(Walhalla, SC)-------------------------------------A West Union man and a Seneca woman were brought back to Oconee County yesterday, by the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office, to face charges related to separate investigations.


23 year old Julian Tristan Mackenzi Garren, of Eastpoint Drive, was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 10:38pm Tuesday. Garren was transported from the Unicoi County Jail in Erwin, TN (which is located just south of Johnson City, TN) and served with his arrest warrants.


31 year old Shonetta Maria Goings, of Hillsborough Drive, was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 11:23pm. Goings was transported from the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Abington, VA (which is located just off Interstate 81 northeast of Bristol) and served with her arrest warrants.


Garren was charged with one count each of Attempted Murder, Possession of a Weapon during Commission of a Violent Crime, Domestic Violence – 2nd Degree and Malicious Injury to Property in an incident that occurred in late February of this year in the Fair Play area.

Deputies from the Uniform Patrol Bureau responded to an address on White Pine Drive early Tuesday morning, February 28th, in regards to a reported break-in in which multiple doors were damaged and gunshots were fired inside of a residence. Deputies observed multiple gunshots to the bathroom door. Garren and a second subject also charged in the incident, 18 year old Truett Gregory Brock, were not on scene when deputies arrived.


Deputies were also advised that an adult male may have been injured; however, that man was not located on scene when deputies arrived. The man was located later and suffered only minor injuries.


The investigation was turned over to the Criminal Investigations Bureau. Based on evidence that was gathered during the investigation, it was determined that Brock and Garren caused damage to multiple doors. Two adult females, who were household members of Brock and Garren, respectively, were on scene during the incident, along with two minor children. According to arrest warrants, shots were fired multiple times through the bathroom door. A handgun was also used in the commission of the crime.


Brock, who has listed addresses in Westminster and in Fair Play, was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 11:27pm February 28th. Brock was transported to the Detention Center from the city of Anderson. Brock was released from jail on June 8th after posting bond. Brock was initially given a combined $652,205.00 surety bond; however, the bond amount was reduced to a combined $50,000.00 surety bond.


Meanwhile, Garren was taken into custody around March 2nd of this year by the Erwin Police Department in Tennessee and was booked into the Unicoi County Jail.


Goings was charged by the Sheriff’s Office in two separate investigations. In one incident that occurred on July 6th of this year, Goings was charged one count each of First Degree Burglary and Domestic Violence – First Degree. In that incident, Goings is charged with entering a residence on Poplar Springs Road without consent and assaulting a woman, with whom she had a relationship in the past and with whom she had a child in common, with a sharp-pointed object, which caused multiple puncture wounds to victims head and face.

In a second incident which occurred on June 12th of this year, Goings was charged with one count each of Second Degree Burglary, Assault and Battery – 3rd Degree and Malicious Injury to Property for breaking into the same Poplar Springs Road residence, assaulting a different victim, and causing damage to a door.


Goings was arrested by Virginia State Police on July 6th and transported to the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail. At this time, Goings remains in jail on a combined $48,372.50 surety bond.


Garren also remains in jail, at this time, on a combined $372,205.00 surety bond. A hold has also been placed on Garren by the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services. Garren will also have to wear an electronic monitoring device, as a condition of bond, should he be released from jail.

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