Murder suspect arrested in Williamsburg County

Murder suspect Frankie J. Hampton arrested in Williamsburg county

Frankie J. Hampton Jr, age 22 of 114 Circle Drive, Hemingway, S.C. was arrested by Investigators with the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office on October 18, 2015.  Mr. Hampton is charged with Murder and Possession of a Weapon During a Violent Crime.

On October 18, 2015 deputies from the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office responded to State Highway 41 South located in Hemingway, S.C. concerning a shooting incident. Deputies made the contact with an unresponsive male subject laying on the ground that was fatally shoot.  According the Investigators, Frankie J. Hampton Jr. is alleged to have shot the victim, Damien L. Hewitt, age 22 of Johnsonville, S.C. during a physical altercation that started at “Club Recess”. The Williamsburg County Coroner’s Office pronounced Mr. Hewitt dead at the scene.

The suspect will appear before a Williamsburg County Magistrate for an explanation of the charge against him.  Mr. Hampton Jr. will remain at the Williamsburg County Detention Center until a bond hearing can be scheduled.


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