Man arrested after woman found dead at Wellford business

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WELLFORD, S.C. (WSPA) — Police say a man has been charged with murder in the death of a woman whose body was found at a business on Highway 29.

Wellford Police Chief David Green confirms police and sheriff’s deputies arrested Derrick Burnside, 45, of Spartanburg. 

Chief Green said Burnside was arrested Sunday night – hours after the victim’s body was found.

The victim is identified as LaTonya Michelle Richards, 35, of Roebuck. 

Her death was considered suspicious by investigators, according to Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger.

Neither he nor police have released details surrounding Richards’ death. 

Burnside is in the Spartanburg County Detention Center on murder and weapons charges, according to jail records. 

Chief Green said it’s believed the killing was domestic related. He said the victim and Burnside had lived together several years and had a child in common.

CRIMINAL HISTORY FROM SLED

BURNSIDE, DERRICK               08/06/1993
SC0420300 DUNCAN PD
CASE-D93080601
WARR-07898VW
                                           ARREST CHARGE -CRIMINAL DOMES
                                              TIC VIOLENCE
                                              OFFENSE DATE-08/06/1993
WARR-07899VW
                                           ARREST CHARGE -PETTY LARCENY
WARR-07898VW                               COURT CHARGE 01-CRIMINAL
                                              DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
                                           COURT DISP-CONVICTED;$248
                                              FINE
                                           COURT CHARGE 02-PETTY LARCENY
                                           COURT DISP-NON-CONVICTION;
                                              DISMISSED
                            ———————
BURNSIDE, DERRICK               02/08/1994
SC0420000 SPARTANBURG CNTY SO
CASE-062369
WARR-04576WH
                                           ARREST CHARGE -CRIMINAL DOMES
                                              TIC VIOLENCE 2ND
                                              PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE
WARR-04576WH                               COURT CHARGE 01-CRIMINAL
                                              DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
                                           COURT DISP-CONVICTED;$279
                            ———————
BURNSIDE, DERRICK               08/06/1997
SC0230000 GREENVILLE CNTY SO
CASE-156312
WARR-F552597
                                           ARREST CHARGE -BURGLARY 2ND
                                              PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE
WARR-F552598
                                           ARREST CHARGE -GRAND LARCENY
WARR-F552599
                                           ARREST CHARGE -GRAND LARCENY
CIT-16-11-312 FELONY
DOC-98GS2304123                            COURT CHARGE 01-BURGLARY
WARR-F552597                                  (NON-VIOLENT) 2ND DEGREE
                                           COURT DISP-CONVICTED;18 MO
                                              BAL SUS DURING PROB SP
                                              COND
                                              COURT DATE-08/25/1998
CIT-16-13-30(B)(1) FELONY
DOC-98GS2304121                            COURT CHARGE 02-GRAND LARCENY
WARR-F552598                                  ,VALUE >$1,000 BUT <$5,000
                                           COURT DISP-CONVICTED;18 MO
                                              CONC BAL SUS DURING PROB
                                              COURT DATE-08/25/1998
CIT-16-13-30(B)(1) FELONY
DOC-98GS2304122                            COURT CHARGE 03-GRAND LARCENY
WARR-F552599                                  ,VALUE >$1,000 BUT <$5,000
                                           COURT DISP-CONVICTED;18 MO
                                              CONC BAL SUS DURING PROB
                                              COURT DATE-08/25/1998
                            ———————
BURNSIDE, DERRICK               05/31/1998
SC0230000 GREENVILLE CNTY SO
CASE-156312
WARR-51512AT
                                           ARREST CHARGE -DRIVING UNDER
                                              SUSPENSION FIRST
                                              PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE
CIT-56-1-460 MISDEMEANOR
DOC-R84                                    COURT CHARGE 01-DRIVING UNDER
WARR-51512AT                                   SUSPENSION
                                           COURT DISP-CONVICTED;PAID
                                              $400
                                              COURT DATE-06/25/1998
                            ———————
BURNSIDE, DERRICK               09/29/1998
SC0230300 GREER PD
CASE-GR98022981
WARR-83753AZ
                                           ARREST CHARGE -DRIVING UNDER
                                              SUSPENSION 1ST
                                              OFFENSE DATE-09/29/1998
                                              PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE
WARR-83752AZ
                                           ARREST CHARGE -FALSE INFORMAT
                                              ION TO POLICE
                                              OFFENSE DATE-09/29/1998
CIT-56-1-460 MISDEMEANOR
DOC-R84                                    COURT CHARGE 01-DRIVING UNDER
WARR-83753AZ                                   SUSPENSION
                                           COURT DISP-CONVICTED;$200
                                              PLUS COURT COST OR 30 DAYS
                                              COURT DATE-11/24/1998
CIT-16-17-725(B) MISDEMEANOR
DOC-R84                                    COURT CHARGE 02-GIVING FALSE
WARR-93752AZ                                  INFORMATION
                                           COURT DISP-CONVICTED;$200
                                              PLUS COURT COST OR 30 DAYS
                                              COURT DATE-11/24/1998
                            ———————
BURNSIDE, DERRICK               08/19/1999
SC0230300 GREER PD
CASE-GR99-018440
ATN-            
                                           ARREST CHARGE -DRIVING UNDER
                                              SUSPENSION 3RD
                                              OFFENSE DATE-08/19/1999
                                              PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE
CIT-56-1-440 MISDEMEANOR
DOC-99GS4205570                            COURT CHARGE 01-DRIVING WITHO
WARR-82790AZ                                  UT A LICENSE
                                           COURT DISP-CONVICTED;30 DYS
                                              OR 100.00 SUS 100.00 DUE
                                              01/05/2000
                                              COURT DATE-11/30/1999
                                           ATN-            
                            ———————
BURNSIDE, DERRICK               08/17/2001
SC0420000 SPARTANBURG CNTY SO
CASE-62369
ATN-            
WARR-G851906
                                           ARREST CHARGE -HARASSMENT
                                              OFFENSE DATE-08/17/2001
                                              PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE
WARR-G851907
                                           ARREST CHARGE -MALICIOUS
                                              INJURY TO PERSONAL PROPERT
                                              Y
                                              OFFENSE DATE-08/17/2001
DOC-42                                     COURT CHARGE 01-HARASSMENT
WARR-G851906                               COURT DISP-CONVICTED;30 DAYS
                                              / $425
                                              COURT DATE-10/01/2001
                                           ATN-            
                            ———————
BURNSIDE, DERRICK               08/07/2012
SC0420300 DUNCAN PD
CASE-20120807
ATN-422100197123
WARR-2012A42201     @
CIT-16-11-620-MISDEMEANOR
                                           ARREST CHARGE -ENTERING PREMI
                                              SES AFTER WARNING
                                              OFFENSE DATE-08/07/2012
                                              PALM PRINTS AVAILABLE
WARR-2012A4220100020
CIT-16-25-20(A)-MISDEMEANOR
                                           ARREST CHARGE -CRIMINAL DOMES
                                              TIC VIOLENCE 1ST OFFENSE
                                              OFFENSE DATE-08/07/2012
CIT–MISDEMEANOR
DOC-42                                     COURT CHARGE 01-ENTERING
WARR-2012A4220100020                          PREMISES AFTER WARNING
                                           COURT DISP-CONVICTED;$5237.00
                                               or 30 days consecutively
                                              COURT DATE-09/13/2012
                                           ATN-422100197123
                            ———————
BURNSIDE, DERRICK               01/02/2013
SC0420000 SPARTANBURG CNTY SO
CASE-20130102
ATN-422100201945
WARR-2013A42102     @
CIT-16-25-20(E)-MISDEMEANOR
                                           ARREST CHARGE -VIOLATION OF
                                              COURT ORDER OF PROTECTION
                                              OFFENSE DATE-01/02/2013
                                              PALM PRINTS AVAILABLE
WARR-2013A4210200030
CIT-16-25-65-FELONY
                                           ARREST CHARGE -CRIMINAL DOMES
                                              TIC VIOLENCE HIGH & AGGRAV
                                              ATED
                                              OFFENSE DATE-01/02/2013
CIT-16-25-20(C)-MISDEMEANOR
DOC-13GS4202464                            COURT CHARGE 01-CRIMINAL
WARR-2013A4210200030                          DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 2ND
                                              OFFENSE
                                           COURT DISP-CONVICTED;1 yr &
                                              2500.00 sus 140 dys and
                                              2500.00, 2 yrs proi
                                              COURT DATE-05/21/2013
                                           ATN-422100201945
                            ———————
SC042015G  SPARTANBURG PPP      06/13/2013 CUSTODY STATUS-PROBATION
CASE-SC0420
CIT-16-25-20(C)-MISDEMEANOR
                                           COURT CHARGE 01-CRIMINAL
                                              DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 2ND
                                              OFFENSE
                                           COURT DISP-CONVICTED;1YR SUS
                                              TO 2 YRS PROBATION
                                           ATN-42P000506963
                            ———————
BURNSIDE, DERRICK               07/30/2014
SC0230300 GREER PD
CASE-031416548
ATN-990000636604
WARR-45633GU
CIT-61-9-87-MISDEMEANOR
                                           ARREST CHARGE -OPEN CONTAINER
                                               OF BEER/WINE
                                              OFFENSE DATE-07/30/2014
WARR-45634GU
CIT-56-10-520-MISDEMEANOR
                                           ARREST CHARGE -UNINSURED
                                              MOTOR VEH FEE VIOLATION
                                              3RD OR SUB
                                              OFFENSE DATE-07/30/2014
CIT-56-1-520-MISDEMEANOR
DOC-R84                                    COURT CHARGE 01-UNINSURED
WARR-45634GU                                  MOTOR VEHICLE FEE VIOLATIO
                                              N
                                           COURT DISP-NON-CONVICTION;
                                              NOLLE PROSSED
                                              COURT DATE-09/10/2014
                                           ATN-990000636604
CIT-61-04-110-MISDEMEANOR
DOC-R84                                    COURT CHARGE 02-OPEN CONTAINE
WARR-45633GU                                  R OF BEER/WINE
                                           COURT DISP-CONVICTED;GUILTY
                                              / BENCH TRIAL – 30 DAYS
                                              SUSPENDED ON $100.00 + CC
                                              COURT DATE-09/10/2014
                            ———————
BURNSIDE, DERRICK               07/22/2018
SC0420000 SPARTANBURG CNTY SO
CASE-20180722
ATN-42D100258674
WARR-2018A4210202869
CIT-16-3-10-FELONY
                                           ARREST CHARGE -MURDER
                                              OFFENSE DATE-07/22/2018
                                              PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE
                                              PALM PRINTS AVAILABLE
WARR-2018A4210202870
CIT-16-23-490-FELONY
                                           ARREST CHARGE -POSS OF A
                                              WEAPON DURING VIOLENT
                                              CRIME
                                              OFFENSE DATE-07/22/2018
WARR-2018A4210202871
CIT-16-23-0500(B)-FELONY
                                           ARREST CHARGE -POSS FIREARM
                                              BY CONVICTED VIOLENT FELON
                                              OFFENSE DATE-07/22/2018
WARR-20182370287091
CIT-56-05-2930(A)-MISDEMEANOR
                                           ARREST CHARGE -DUI/DUI 10
                                              BUT LESS THAN .16 1ST
                                              OFFENSE
                                              OFFENSE DATE-07/22/2018

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