One Dead, One Held for Murder Charge

   One man dead, another held for murder charges, following a fatal shooting yesterday afternoon. Laurens County Deputy Steve Paterson reported he responded to Cochise Drive, Waterloo at 4:28 pm after a call from a man saying he had shot his neighbor. Deputy Paterson reported arriving and observing 51-year-old Harold Dean Price Sr. lying on the ground beside his lawn mower in his front yard at 323 Cochise Drive, and that he appeared to be dead. This later confirmed by the coroner. Officers went to the suspect’s home nearby and located the alleged shooter. Deputy Brewington took the suspect into custody while Deputy Paterson went back to the victim’s home to intercept the victim’s wife, who was returning home. Investigators arrived and took control of the case. 63-year-old Johnny Lamar Lever of 288 Cochise Drive, Waterloo was booked by the Sheriff’s Office and placed in the Johnson Detention Center, expected to be charged with Murder.