LEXINGTON COUNTY — Lexington County Sheriff’s Department detectives made an arrest Wednesday from a Tuesday evening manhunt off Nursery Road near the Newberry-Chapin line. They continue to search for Demichael Edward Mayers, 20, of 318 Nursery Road, Little Mountain, who is wanted on a charge of attempted murder. Mayers is 6-foot and weighs 190 pounds. Mayers has black hair and brown eyes.
Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said another suspect, Jeffery Lewis Hentz, 22, of 318 Nursery Road, Little Mountain, turned himself in Wednesday morning to detectives on an arrest warrant on a charge of attempted murder. Hentz was booked at the Lexington County Detention Center where he awaited bond.
Metts asked anyone with information about the shooting incident or the whereabouts of Mayers to contact the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department at (803) 785-8230 or CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Citizens also can provide information anonymously by accessing the Crime Tip link on the Sheriff’s Department web site (www.lexingtonsheriff.com).
For more information, see the Friday issue of The Newberry Observer.