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Guard Charged In Anderson Nightclub Shooting Released On Bond

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Joey Johnson faces assault and manslaughter charges in the shooting death of India Lomax. Joey Johnson faces assault and manslaughter charges in the shooting death of India Lomax.

Update: Friday August 2nd, 9:31 am

Joey Johnson, Jr. was released on a $50,000 bond this morning.

Earlier Friday morning things got heated after the bond hearing when friends and family of both parties confronted each other.

The next court hearing is September 6.

Update: Friday, August 2nd, 4:09 am

A bond hearing is scheduled for Friday morning for Joey Ryan Johnson, 28. Johnson is charged in the death of India Cynthia Lomx. 

He is being held at the Anderson County Detention Center.

Update: Thursday, August 1st, 1:05 pm

Anderson County deputies say they have filed charges against a security guard involved in a shooting at an Anderson nightclub that ended in a wreck Saturday.

Deputies say they've arrested 28 year old Joey Johnson, Jr. and charged him with assault and manslaughter in the death of 21 year old India Lomax.

The Anderson County Coroner says Sunday Lomax died from a gunshot wound in the back as she drove away from the nightclub Marvon's Place just after 4 am Saturday.

Johnson told deputies he fired in self defense at the truck Lomax was driving as he says it veered toward him.

The truck later crashed into a parked car and a utility pole not far from the nightclub.

Anderson County Sheriff John Skipper will hold a press conference to talk about the Lomax death investigation Thursday afternoon at 1:30 pm.

Stay with 7 On Your Side for the latest information.

Update: Monday, July 29th, 6:05 pm

Anderson County Investigators spent Monday processing the vehicle involved in this weekend's deadly shooting and crash. They found 11 bullet holes.

The security guard involved in the incident works for Black Ops Security based in Columbia. South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is now investigating the security guard's actions. The agency issues licenses for security companies.

Investigators also interviewed four more people today. Anyone with information is asked to call the Anderson County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators plan to talk with the Solicitor's Office this week who will determine if charges will be filed.

Update: Sunday, July 28th, 11:51 pm

The Anderson Independent Mail reports an autopsy Sunday by the Anderson County Coroner shows 21 year old India Cynthia Lomax died Saturday from a gunshot wound in the back as she drove away from a nightclub.

The Independent Mail reports Deputy Coroner Don McCown says the bullet that killed Lomax traveled upward when it struck her left lung and windpipe.

A security guard at Marvon's Place on Highway 28 Bypass told deputies he fired in self defense at the truck Lomax was driving as he says it veered toward him.

The truck later crashed into a parked car and a utility pole not far from the nightclub.

Saturday, July 27th, 7:57 pm

"Investigators continue to interview witnesses" while looking for more according to a report released by the Anderson County Sheriff's Office Saturday morning, regarding a shooting and vehicle accident that left a woman dead and a man injured.

Shortly after 4 a.m. local authorities responded to a traffic collision outside of Marvon's, a local night club in Anderson. Upon further inquiry, investigators learned that both, the driver, 21 year-old India Lomax and a passenger had been shot. Lomax was struck in the torso and was pronounced dead on the scene and the passenger was shot in the arm, before being transported to AnMed Health for treatment.

Sheriff reports conclude that the altercation stemmed from an earlier altercation inside the night club, leaving armed private security to disperse the crowd from a parking lot outside.

After being informed that some of the night club's patrons possessed a gun, a red Chevrolet pickup, occupied by Lomax and the passenger were spotted leaving the night club's parking lot, when a guard for the night club from Greenville attempted to stop the vehicle, according to reports. The guard stated that the pickup truck then headed towards him, and he began to fire at the vehicle in self-defense. 

The truck lost control, stopping only after colliding into a parked car and a utility pole which left the truck standing upright.

Investigations are still ongoing and no one has been arrested or charged at this time. Anyone who may have information is encouraged to call the Anderson County Sheriff's Office. 

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