Couple Charged In Pelzer Triple Murder - WSPA.com

Couple Charged In Pelzer Triple Murder

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PELZER, S.C. -

Three people are dead and two suspects are in custody after a shooting on Law Street in Pelzer Wednesday.

Anderson County Deputy Coroner Don McCown released the names of the victims early Thursday morning. 43-year-old Wanda Anderson, 48-year-old Victor Vandegrift and 32-year-old Hank Eaten all died from gunshot wounds, according to McCown.

The Anderson County Sheriff's Office tells us Jared Michael Williams is accused of going into a home and shooting the victims.

They say his girlfriend, 19-year-old Hope Phillips was arrested as well and charged with murder, four counts of accessory and grand larceny.

Investigators say a fourth person was also shot. They say that victim was a woman who was running across the street to get help.

Sheriff John Skipper says Williams led them on a high speed chase which ended momentarily at a construction site. That's where the sheriff says Williams stole a truck and continued to lead them on a chase before he crashed into a home.

He was taken to the hospital with a knee injury and later transported to the to the Anderson County Detention Center.

Sheriff Skipper announced charges for Jared Williams and Hope Phillips at a news conference Friday afternoon.

Williams faces more than a dozen charges including 3 counts of murder, 1 count of attempted murder, as well as weapons charges and grand larceny.

The Sheriff's Office says Williams also faces 3 other attempted murder charges involved 2 Greenville County deputies and 1 Anderson County deputy.

Williams and Phillips had an arraignment Friday afternoon. They are expected to go before a circuit court judge at a later date for the more serious charges.

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