Third Man Arrested in Wallace Cruell Murder

From The Greenville News, who don’t think reporter Paul Alongi’s work is worth putting behind their paywall:

A third man has been jailed in last week’s fatal shooting of a Travelers Rest man who authorities said might have walked in on three men robbing his mobile home.

Lamar Dontray Williams, 25, is charged in a warrant with murder in the Oct. 18 killing of Wallace Cruell, Jr., 36, in his home at 49 Valley Road.

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Warrants allege that at least three men kicked in Cruell’s back door “with the intent to commit a crime” and fatally shot him. Also charged with murder are Scottie Lee Butler, 24, and Charles Jeffery Dornberg II, 22, according to warrants.

Deputies were called to the home at 7:49 a.m. and arrived to find a man with what appeared to be a gunshot wound, Smith said.

Investigators believe Cruell took his children to school and returned to find three men robbing his mobile home, Smith said.

There was a fight inside, and Cruell was shot, Smith said. The men left through a back door and are believed to have fled the area in a vehicle, he said.

It’s odd that police are claiming they don’t know the motive while stating that they think Cruell walked in on a robbery and a fight broke out. The motive was clearly the escalation of violence for degenerate thieves.

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