Suspect charged after man stabbed to death in Anderson Co.


Karley Hembree (From: Anderson Co. Detention Center)

ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A man has died after a stabbing in Anderson County early Sunday morning.

Deputies were called to Three and Twenty Road around 4:30am for a reported stabbing.

According to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responding to the scene found the suspect, 24-year-old Karley Hembree, while they were en route to the scene.

The sheriff’s office said Hembree was arrested after a brief struggle.

Deputies arriving at the home on Three and Twenty Road found the victim dead in the front yard.

The Anderson County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 62-year-old Stevie Lee Odom.

The victim was involved in a domestic incident at his home and died at the scene as a result of a stab wound to the chest, the coroner said.

Deputy Coroner Brent Simpson said that the incident appeared to be a domestic-related incident between family members, and appeared to pose no threat to the community.

Hembree has been charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Hembree is being held in the Anderson County Detention Center while he awaits a bond hearing.

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