Man faces charges following wife’s death in Oconee Co.


Mark Monroe Crowe (Source: Oconee County Sheriff’s Office)

SALEM, S.C. (WSPA) – A man was arrested Wednesday after emergency officials responded to a medical life alert alarm at a Salem home.

When deputies and EMS officials arrived at the home on Sarah’s Dogwood Lane on May 6, they found Tina Lynette Crowe was dead.

An investigation lead to the arrest of her husband, Mark Monroe Crowe, 47, was arrested on July 3.

According to an arrest warrant, Mark Crowe neglected to care for his wife and had been providing her with methamphetamine.

Medical professionals found the neglect was the direct cause of Tina Crowe’s death, according to the warrant.

Mark Crowe was taken to the Oconee County Detention Center, where officers found meth in the cargo pocket of his pants.

Mark Crowe has been charged with abuse or neglect resulting in death, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and introduction of contraband in to a jail.

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