Batesburg man faces murder charges following argument, shooting

Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Batesburg man they say shot another man Monday following an argument.

Donald Wayne Storey

Donald Wayne Storey, 65, faces charges of murder, possessing a weapon during a violent crime and possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a violent felony, according to arrest warrants. The victim has been identified as Eric Wade Maroney, 33, according to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher.

The suspect is being held in the Lexington County Detention Center awaiting bond court.

“Based on information deputies gathered from witnesses after responding to a home on Promenade Road, Storey shot Maroney in the upper body,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Maroney was transported for treatment but later succumbed to his injuries.”

Promenade Road is located south of Batesburg-Leesville in rural Lexington County, between U.S. 1 and Highway 391.  Investigators from the Fugitive Task Force located and arrested Storey at a separate location Monday evening, according to a release from the Sheriff’s Department.

Detectives recovered multiple shell casings at the scene, according to Sheriff Koon.

Story from staff reports / Posted October 8, 2019