Deputies: Two year argument ended in murder

Romeo Anthony Brown (Source: Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office)
Romeo Anthony Brown (Source: Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office)

ORANGEBURG, SC (WIS) – Orangeburg County deputies and U.S. Marshals have arrested a man they say shot and killed an acquaintance last week after a two-year argument.

Deputies responded to a house on Wingfield Street just before 9:00pm on October 27, and found Alexander Harrison lying in the yard after being shot twice in the chest.

After interviewing witnesses and collecting evidence, investigators named 43-year-old Romeo Anthony Brown of Orangeburg as a suspect in the killing. Investigators believe Brown knew Harrison, and said Wednesday's shooting was the result of an ongoing argument between Brown and Harrison that began two years ago.

Deputies and marshals arrested Brown around 9:00am Thursday after finding him hiding in a bedroom closet on Last Drive in Orangeburg.

Authorities also arrested Brown's wife, Erica Brown, for obstruction of justice and child endangerment because two children were in the house at the time of arrest.

"We want to stress to the community that the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office aggressively pursues individuals who commit crimes in this county," said Interim Sheriff Barbara Walters. "With the arrests we've made in the past two weeks, most of the suspects have been in and out of the criminal justice system."

Romeo Brown is charged with murder and possession of a firearm by a felon. He's being held at the Orangeburg County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.

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