One Arrested, One Sought in Shooting Death
LANCASTER COUNTY, SC – On Wednesday 08/21/2013 at approximately 8:45 PM Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to 308 Harold Faulkenberry Rd. Kershaw, SC regarding a report of a shooting. Upon arrival deputies found the victim Bryan Matthew Hatchel (W/M 30 YOA Address: 308 Harold Faulkenberry Rd.) deceased on the scene. Hatchel appeared to have multiple gunshot wounds.
Criminal Investigators and Crime Scene investigators arrived on scene and began a detailed investigation. Investigators have determined that the suspects Ronald Eugene Reed Jr. (W/M DOB: 01/03/1974 Address: 3591 Rocky River Rd. Heath Springs) and Gregory D. Follansbee (W/M DOB: 03/28/1967 Address: 11035 Elven Dr. Indian Land) came to Hatchel’s residence and shot him multiple times. Reed and Follansbee then fled the scene. The investigation thus far has shown that Reed and Hatchel who are related had some type of pre existing dispute.
Follansbee was located and arrested at his residence several hours later after the Lancaster County SWAT Team executed a search warrant there. Follansbee has been charged with Murder. He is currently being held at the Lancaster County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.
Reed has not yet been located. Reed has an active arrest warrant charging him with Murder and he should be considered armed and dangerous. The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Ronald Reed to call the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at 283-4136 or contact Crimestopper’s at 1-888-Crime SC (1-888-274-6372) or you can e-mail or text your anonymous tip to: www.midlandscrimestoppers.com
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