Man sentenced to 30 years in 2016 shooting

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Following a four day trial last week, an Anderson County jury convicted Stephen Grant Parten to thirty years in prison in the 2016 shooting death of Ahmed Fallous. Parten was convicted on five charges including voluntary manslaughter, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, assault and battery 2nd degree, burglary 2nd degree and grand larceny.
The case was tried for the State by Assistant Solicitor Stan Overgy and Deputy solicitor Catherine Huey of the Tenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office. Following the verdict, the Honorable J. Cordell Maddox sentended Parten to 30 years in prison.
Facts presented during the trial revealed that Parten shot the victim, Fallous in the back while on the White City Park Bridge at Centerville Road between Anderson and Pendleton. Following the shooting, Parten fled until his car became disabled in the Williamston area, where he spent five days in hiding in the woods. Parten then broke into a home and stole a truck in order to further his flight. He was eventually apprehended in Knoxville, Tennessee by the U. S. Marshals Service. The case was investigated locally by Detective Nathan Mitchell of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
Following the sentencing, Solicitor David R. Wagner remarked that “Parten fled, but justice has followed him. We hope today’s verdict and sentence will bring some closure to the family of Ahmed Fallous.”