Attempted Murder & More Charges

Warrants were served yesterday formally charging a Greenwood woman with shooting her ex-boyfriend at the Walmart Distribution Center Sunday afternoon. The report of a live shooter caused an evacuation of employees.

57-year-old Deborah Anne Morgan of 314 Possum Hollow Road, Greenwood was reportedly found in a break area near the main entrance to the massive distribution center and was arrested without further incident. The victim was taken to hospital with injuries not considered “life-threatening.”

The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office yesterday charged Ms. Morgan with Assault/Attempted Murder, with Possession of a Weapon During a Violent Crime and She’s accused of Violation of a Domestic Order of Protection for contact with her ex-boyfriend. In warrants with those charges, Sheriff’s Investigator Hunnicutt states that on March 10th Morgan was at the Walmart Distribution Center, 1050 Vern Cora Road, when she committed the crime of attempted murder by shooting her ex-boyfriend with malice aforethought. She allegedly went to her car, retrieved a .25 caliber handgun and shot him with the handgun, causing great bodily injury. She is further accused of having in her possession a .25 caliber Phoenix Arms handgun during commission of the violent crime of attempted murder.

No bond was granted for either of the three charges during her arraignment yesterday. Deborah Anne Morgan remains in the Johnson Detention Center.