CHAPIN — Jeffery Lewis Hentz, 22, and Demichael Edward Mayers, 20, of 318 Nursery Road in Little Mountain, were arrested Wednesday in connection with a shooting incident that occurred around 5:30 p.m. April 8 outside a home at 125 Bayfield Lane near Chapin.
Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said Hentz turned himself in around 11 a.m. Wednesday to detectives on an arrest warrant for attempted murder.
Detectives later booked Hentz at the Lexington County Detention Center, where he was being held while awaiting a bond hearing.
Mayers turned himself in to deputies with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department and Newberry County Sheriff’s Office at his home at about 5 p.m. Wednesday on an arrest warrant on a charge of attempted murder, Metts said.
Lexington County deputies took Mayers to the Lexington County Detention Center, where he was booked.
A release from the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department said the arrest warrants allege that on Tuesday, Hentz and Mayers became involved in a verbal dispute with Antonio Williams, 34, of Prosperity, outside of the home in Chapin.
Williams is acquainted with Hentz and Mayers, and the shooting incident does not appear to have been a random act, Metts said.
Witnesses told detectives that Hentz and Mayers each were armed with firearms at the time of the verbal dispute.
In addition, Metts said the arrest warrants allege that during the verbal dispute, Mayers shot Williams in his upper torso. Hentz and Mayers then ran from the home on Bayfield Lane.
The nature and circumstances of the dispute between Hentz, Mayers, and Williams still remain under investigation, Metts said.
Williams was taken by helicopter on Tuesday to Palmetto Health Richland Hospital, where he underwent surgery on Tuesday night, Metts said. Williams was listed in stable condition on Wednesday at the hospital.