Two arrested in recent murders – Piedmont


Investigators with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office have arrested Niklaus Anthony Bennett, 20,  of 8 Rosemary Lane, Greenville in connection with the murder of Jamel Wingfield, who was shot and killed on January 26th. Bennett has also been charged with the shooting death of William Ramirez, which occurred on January 27th, on Lakeside Road in Piedmont. During the course of investigation, investigators learned that Bennett, Ramirez and several other parties went to 25 Fleetwood Drive with the intent of committing a robbery. Once at the apartment, Ramirez shot and killed Jamel Wingfield. The next day, Ramirez, Bennett and 20 year-old, Stephon Rasheid Sherman drove to the end of Lakeside Road where Ramirez was ultimately gunned down by Bennett and Sherman. Bennett has been charged with two Counts of Murder and two Counts of Possession of a Weapon During a Violent Crime. Sherman, 500 Winwood Rd. #2021, Greenville, has been charged with Murder and Possession of a Weapon During a Violent Crime. Investigators are continuing to investigate both incidents in an effort to identify other potential suspects and ask for anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers of Greenville at 23-CRIME.