Motive still sought in woman’s shooting death | Crime | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | June 30, 2016 5:00 am
Last Updated: June 29, 2016 at 10:58 am
A motive in the shooting death of a Summerville woman continues to elude Colleton County Sheriff’s Office investigators.
Marion L. Williams Jr., 36, of 212 Chestnut Road, was taken into custody shortly after the killing of Jameleeh Harrison, 21, of Summerville, in a shared driveway near Williams’ residence.
Colleton County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Shane Roberts, the sheriff’s public information officer, said investigators have determined that Williams did not know Harrison.
Investigators have determined that Harrison pulled into the shared drive June 18 at 1:25 a.m. after she believed she spotted her husband’s vehicle parked nearby.
They say that Williams allegedly began shooting at the vehicle immediately after it pulled into the shared drive.
After the shooting, Williams reportedly fled the area but was taken into custody a short time later and arrested on charges of murder and possession of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime.
The magistrate handling the bond hearing on June 19 was not allowed to set bond on the murder charge — that will be handled in General Sessions Court. A bond of $50,000 was set on the possession of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime charge.
Less than four hours before Williams allegedly shot and killed the Summerville woman, he was the reported suspect in a domestic violence incident involving his wife.
Members of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office were called to a home on Esquire Lane June 17, shortly before 9 p.m.
When they arrived, Williams’ wife told the deputies that her estranged husband had come to the Esquire Lane home of her mother, saying he wanted to talk to her and see the couple’s three children.
The woman’s mother, who was sitting on the front porch of the home, said her daughter told Williams that she did not want to see with him. Williams appeared to be leaving the residence.
Then he turned around and headed back to the front door. His mother-in-law rose from her chair and got in front of the door to block his entrance. He pushed her away and entered the home.
Williams then allegedly punched his wife in the left eye, causing her to fall to the floor. While she was on the floor, she added, Williams reportedly kicked her in the stomach.
She said that the couple’s three children witnessed the assault.
After reportedly assaulting his wife and mother-in-law, Williams left the residence.