Sumter PD: Man charged with murder after turning himself in

Published: Aug. 3, 2022 at 9:13 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 4, 2022 at 3:55 PM EDT
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SUMTER, S.C. (WIS) - Thomas Reginald Brooks, 42, of Carolina Avenue has turned himself in after police was trying to locate him in connection with a recent death.

Brooks has been charged with murder and the incident remains under investigation.

According to the Sumter Police Department, officers have reason to believe a disagreement led to the assault and death of Stevy Evand Pleasant, 57 who was found on the 100 block of Carolina Avenue Tuesday.

Officers say Brooks knew Pleasant, who was in the neighborhood that day.

During an argument outside of his home, Brooks struck Pleasant with a solid object that caused his injuries, according to investigators.

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Investigators found the victim on the scene with upper body injuries, he was transported to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

Officers are asking if anyone sees Brooks or knows where he can be found to call the Sumter Police Department at 803-436-2700.

Officers are looking for Thomas Reginald Brooks, 42, of Carolina Avenue, who might have...
Officers are looking for Thomas Reginald Brooks, 42, of Carolina Avenue, who might have information that could help in this investigation.(Sumter Police Department)

A cash reward is available for information in this investigation.

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