U.S. Marshals arrest man wanted for shooting murder in Pelzer


Several law enforcement agencies worked together Wednesday afternoon in Greenville County to arrest a man accused of murder.

According to the Deputy U.S. Marshal Dougals Leslie, Todd Hampton Wingard was arrested at about 4 p.m. in the 300 block of Old Pelzer Road in Piedmont. 

Wingard was wanted for the death of Brady Michael Blymiller, 27, of Pelzer.

Deputies found Blymiller on October 19 at about 10 p.m. at a home on Green St. in Pelzer. They found him unresponsive with a gunshot wound. 

Leslie said information developed through investigation led them to find Wingard in an out building behind a property. 

Wingard was taken into custody without incident, according to Leslie. 

The U.S. Marshals Service, Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and Greenville County Sheriff’s office worked together to investigate and take Wingard into custody. 

Leslie said it was “good old fashion investigation” and hard work that lead to the arrest of Wingard. 

“Everyone worked very hard to get him into custody,” Leslie said. “Everyone did an incredible job. It was a very long investigation that lead to his arrest.”

Blymiller’s mother, Delbi Bedford, released a statement on the arrest of Todd Wingard to 7News:

“Maybe I can finally feel as if Brady is at peace. And maybe I can start to grieve and heal. I hope that if anyone else was an accomplice in this horrific crime that they are charged as well and that everyone is prosecuted to the fullest extent that South Carolina law will allow.”

Wingard was booked into the Anderson County Detention Center. He has been charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. 

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