Suspect arrested in Winnsboro man’s murder

COLUMBIA – A man has been arrested following a shooting the morning of May 12 that killed a Winnsboro man and hospitalized another man, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department said.

Kendall Jamil Brice, 29, was charged with murder and attempted murder, according to Sheriff’s reports.

Theron Rodrequis Woodard, 26, of Winnsboro, was identified as the man who died of a gunshot wound to the upper torso, Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said.

The Sheriff’s Department originally reported that the shooting occurred around 4:30 a.m. at Parklane Road and O’Neal Court, but further investigation revealed it actually occurred in the road on Columbia Mall Boulevard, according to the news release.

Deputies found two men who had been shot in the upper body, and both were taken to an area hospital, The Voice reported last week.

While Watts said Woodard was pronounced dead at 5:12 a.m., the other man remained hospitalized on Sunday evening. He has since been released from the hospital, the Sheriff’s Department said.

Brice was arrested around 10 a.m. Thursday, May 16, by sheriff’s deputies and members of the U.S. Marshall’s Service, and taken to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

Brice has also been charged with first-degree burglary, two counts of attempted armed robbery, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime that occurred on Feb. 17 in the 100 block of View Drive, according to a Sheriff’s department news release.