Easley man charged in stabbing death of stepfather


By Stan Welch
An Easley man is being held at the Anderson County Detention Center after allegedly stabbing and killing his stepfather last weekend. Anderson County deputies responded at approximately 4:30 a.m. Sunday morning to a call involving a stabbing incident at an address on Three & Twenty Road. As they approached, they encountered Karley Shane Hembree, and apprehended him after a brief struggle.
Upon arriving at 2112 Three & Twenty Road, they found Stevie L. Odom, a sixty two year old white male, in the front yard. He had suffered a knife wound to the chest, and he was deceased. Odom was Hembree’s stepfather, and Deputy Coroner Brent Simpson described the situation as a domestic dispute involving the two men.
Hembree, 24, WM, brown hair, hazel eyes, 5’9”, 174 pounds, remains in the Anderson County Detention Center, charged with murder and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a crime. An autopsy was performed on Odom Monday. The results have not been made public.