Abbeville family wakes up to dead deer in front yard


4 Abbeville teens are facing dozens of charges issued by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources after the teens were found to have disposed of dead animals in one family’s yard.

Cellphone video captured by Lori Ware shows a disturbing sight; five dead deer and a dead rabbit in the front yard. 

Ware says she walked out of her house on December 2nd to find the animals scattered around her yard. And after contacting the state Department of Natural Resources, the investigation led to 36 separate charges against 4 juveniles from the area

1st Sgt. Rhett Barwick with DNR explained the charges the group is facing. “Trespassing, road hunting, signing and littering, and deer tag violations.”

Lori Ware says the teens involved are students here at Abbeville High School and members of the football team. Ware informed the school of the student’s actions, but was disappointed the teens were not disciplined. 

Several people were stopped in downtown Abbeville and shown the video. One couple, Sheryl Lanier and Jeffrey Webb were in shock at the footage. 

“It’s malicious. It was hurtful. It was wasteful. They definitely need to be sat down and punished for that and that’s my opinion. They should not be allowed to play. They should be punished.” 

Ware told WSPA 7News reporter Georgiaree Godfrey the boys were expected to play in a championship game Friday night. E-mails to the football coach and Abbeville High administration have not been returned yet. 

The teens have been referred to family court. 

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