Man accused of attempted murder in Oconee Co.


OCONEE COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – Oconee County Sheriff’s Office officials arrested a man on an attempted murder charge on Friday.

According to a sheriff’s office news release, deputies responded to a home on Village Creek Circle near Seneca in reference to a welfare check on a female at the address.

When they arrived at the scene, they made contact with a man — Daniel Timothy Falu, 39, of Seneca.

Deputies also located the female who told them she was okay and was not injured.

According to the release, deputies were told Falu also went by the name Solomon and matched the description of an individual who had an arrest warrant out of the sheriff’s office.

During a search of Falu, deputies found a quantity of a substance believed to be cocaine in one of his pockets.

Falu was arrested after his identity was confirmed and charged with attempted murder, as well as possession of cocaine.

According to the release, the attempted murder charge stemmed from an incident at a another address on Owens Road near Seneca. During that incident on April 12, deputies responded on a report to an assault, where they found a man was beaten and had a deep cut to a part of his head.

Falu had left the scene before deputies arrived. 

The victim was treated at the scene by paramedics and was airlifted to a nearby hospital.

Falu was taken to the Oconee County Detention Center, where he remains in custody after being denied bond on the attempted murder charge.

According to the release, Falu will appear before a Circuit Court judge.

He was given a $5,000 surety bond on the drug charge.

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