Bond denied for Jason Dustin Compton - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Bond denied for man accused in deadly hammer attack

Jason Dustin Compton (Source: Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center) Jason Dustin Compton (Source: Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center)
SUMTER, SC (WIS) -

The Sumter County man accused of attacking two women and a teenage girl with a hammer over the weekend will remain in jail for the time being.

Jason Dustin Compton, 33, appeared in a Sumter County courtroom Tuesday afternoon. A judge denied bond on Compton's charges of murder, two counts of attempted murder, kidnapping, and attempted criminal sexual conduct.

Compton said cocaine fueled his rage Saturday night when he allegedly beat the three victims at a home on Bethel Church Road, according to the Sumter County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies were called to the home and found Compton outside smoking a cigarette.

A 14-year-old girl, who was bleeding from the head, came running outside and told deputies Compton beat her and her 44-year-old mother, identified as Tracey Koepfler, with a hammer, investigators said.

After Compton was in custody, deputies found Koepfler in the front living room of the home with severe head trauma, investigators said.

Deputies also found a 46-year-old disabled woman in the home who had also been physically assaulted by Compton, according to investigators.

The teen also told deputies Compton choked her and attempted to suffocate the 46-year-old woman.

"They said while he was doing this he demanded they undress and when they refused, Compton forced the 14-year-old into the living room where she saw her mother in the chair with head injuries," Lt. Robert Burnish said. "Compton again demanded the 14-year-old get undressed, and when she refused Compton began beating the 44-year-old mother about the head again, in the presence of the teen. All the while Compton refused to allow any of the victims to leave."

During that time, the 46-year-old woman was able to call 911, Burnish said.

The victims were transported to Tuomey Regional Medical Center where the Koepfler died from her injuries, Burnish said.

The teen and the 46-year-old woman are expected to be okay.

Follow WIS:    

Copyright 2014 WIS. All rights reserved.

  • South Carolina news on WIStv.comNEWSMore>>

  • FAA orders more engine inspections after Southwest accident

    FAA orders more engine inspections after Southwest accident

    Friday, April 20 2018 4:53 PM EDT2018-04-20 20:53:41 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 3:58 AM EDT2018-04-21 07:58:47 GMT
    (NTSB via AP). National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Southwes...(NTSB via AP). National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Southwes...
    The manufacturer of the jet engine involved in a fatal Southwest Airlines accident Tuesday wants more jets to be inspected for potential problems.More >>
    The manufacturer of the jet engine involved in a fatal Southwest Airlines accident Tuesday wants more jets to be inspected for potential problems.More >>
  • In new walkouts, students look to turn outrage to action

    In new walkouts, students look to turn outrage to action

    Friday, April 20 2018 12:26 AM EDT2018-04-20 04:26:49 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 3:57 AM EDT2018-04-21 07:57:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this March 14, 2018 file photo, young demonstrators hold a rally in front of the White House in Washington. Another wave of school walkouts is expected as students honor victims of gun violence and push for gu...(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this March 14, 2018 file photo, young demonstrators hold a rally in front of the White House in Washington. Another wave of school walkouts is expected as students honor victims of gun violence and push for gu...

    Another wave of school walkouts is expected as students honor victims of gun violence and push for gun control.

    More >>

    Another wave of school walkouts is expected as students honor victims of gun violence and push for gun control.

    More >>
  • Leak crackdown talk yields rare Comey, Trump agreement

    Leak crackdown talk yields rare Comey, Trump agreement

    Friday, April 20 2018 1:03 AM EDT2018-04-20 05:03:06 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 3:56 AM EDT2018-04-21 07:56:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/Susan Walsh). Copies of the memos written by former FBI Director James Comey are photographed in Washington, Thursday, April 19, 2018. President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment...(AP Photo/Susan Walsh). Copies of the memos written by former FBI Director James Comey are photographed in Washington, Thursday, April 19, 2018. President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment...

    President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

    More >>

    President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly