Charges pending


By Stan Welch

Charges are pending for a Piedmont man who authorities said set fire to his mother on New Year’s Day and was subsequently shot by another member of his family.

A news release from the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, which responded to the shooting scene, said that no charges would be filed against the brother, who has not been identified at press time. Chad McBride, spokesman for the ACSO, told The Journal that Stanley Shawn Davis remains hospitalized and will probably remain so for two or more days yet to come. “We have not formally charged him due to his medical status,” said McBride, “but charges of attempted murder are pending.”

According to the report filed by Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputy Jarrad Sparkman, he responded to 1199 River Road shortly after 8:00 a.m. on New Year’s Day. Upon arrival, he found Debra Davis, WF, 61, suffering from extensive burns. Her neighbor, Randall Clark, of 110 Crawford St. said she came to his residence and told him her son, Stanley Davis, had set her afire.

Stanley Shawn Davis, WM, 38, 5’8″, 165 pounds, brn/hazel reportedly then traveled to his brother’s home, located at 11 Langston St., where following an apparent altercation, he received non-fatal gunshot wounds and was transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Debra Davis was also transported to Greenville Memorial Hopsital, and later transferred to the Augusta Burn Center, suffering significant burns over 40 per cent of her body.