Quantcast

Authorities: Ex-SLED supervisor kills woman then self - Live5News.com | Charleston, SC | News, Weather, Sports

Authorities: Ex-SLED supervisor kills woman then self outside bank

Charles H. Boyette Charles H. Boyette
Investigators arrive on scene at the murder-suicide that killed two people Friday afternoon. Investigators arrive on scene at the murder-suicide that killed two people Friday afternoon.
Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury says Charles H. Boyette and 44-year-old Mary Ann Cox, both of Moncks Corner, both died of gunshot wounds. Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury says Charles H. Boyette and 44-year-old Mary Ann Cox, both of Moncks Corner, both died of gunshot wounds.
MONCKS CORNER, SC (WCSC) -

Authorities say a former SLED intelligence supervisor shot and killed a woman he had a relationship with and then took his own life outside a bank in Moncks Corner Friday afternoon.

Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury says Charles H. Boyette and 44-year-old Mary Ann Cox, both of Moncks Corner, both died of gunshot wounds in the murder-suicide.

According to investigators, around 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Boyette approached Cox, shot her and then shot himself outside the South Coast Community bank on East Main Street. Cox was a teller for the bank.

The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office and SLED both announced Saturday morning that Boyette was a supervisor in the SLED Intelligence Department assigned in Charleston. On Monday, the sheriff's office received a complaint by Cox regarding allegations of an assault/incident involving Boyette.

Cox told deputies that she had a relationship with Boyette for over a year and ended it on July 4. She said that Boyette was extremely unhappy about the breakup.

Authorities then notified SLED Chief Mark Keel regarding the incident.

After reviewing the complaint, Keel suspended Boyette on Tuesday and requested the sheriff's office to investigate the allegations because of the serious nature and to avoid a conflict of interest.

The following day Keel says he received a letter of resignation from Boyette. Boyette was hired at SLED on Jan. 4, 2000.

The Moncks Corner Police Department and the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office are investigating the murder-suicide.

"I can't remember a case like this. It is a rare case," said Lt. Michael Roach with the Moncks Corner Police Department.

Stay tuned to www.Live5News.com for more information.

Copyright WCSC 2011. All rights reserved.

  • NEWS LocalNEWSMore>>

  • President Trump arrives in South Carolina to tour Florence damage

    President Trump arrives in South Carolina to tour Florence damage

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 12:23 PM EDT2018-09-19 16:23:29 GMT
    President Donald Trump is visiting the Carolinas in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. (Source: CNN/Pool)President Donald Trump is visiting the Carolinas in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. (Source: CNN/Pool)

    The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to the Carolinas to review Hurricane Florence damage (all times local):

    More >>

    The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to the Carolinas to review Hurricane Florence damage (all times local):

    More >>
  • Charleston police looking for missing runaway teen

    Charleston police looking for missing runaway teen

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 1:22 PM EDT2018-09-19 17:22:02 GMT
    Keyonna Felder was last seen Sept. 17 (Source: Charleston PD)Keyonna Felder was last seen Sept. 17 (Source: Charleston PD)
    Keyonna Felder was last seen Sept. 17 (Source: Charleston PD)Keyonna Felder was last seen Sept. 17 (Source: Charleston PD)

    Charleston police are asking for the public's help to find a missing teenager.  Keyonna Latriece Felder, 16, was last seen at 1385 Ashley River Road in Apartment C on Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. She was last seen by her mother on Sept. 11. 

    More >>

    Charleston police are asking for the public's help to find a missing teenager.  Keyonna Latriece Felder, 16, was last seen at 1385 Ashley River Road in Apartment C on Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. She was last seen by her mother on Sept. 11. 

    More >>
  • Army Corps grants final approval for Waterfront Park expansion

    Army Corps grants final approval for Waterfront Park expansion

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 11:42 AM EDT2018-09-19 15:42:05 GMT
    The renovated park will have 400 more feet of space along the Riverwalk (Source: Lowe Construction)The renovated park will have 400 more feet of space along the Riverwalk (Source: Lowe Construction)
    The renovated park will have 400 more feet of space along the Riverwalk (Source: Lowe Construction)The renovated park will have 400 more feet of space along the Riverwalk (Source: Lowe Construction)

    The Army Corps of Engineers has given the go-ahead for the planned expansion of Joe Riley Waterfront Park. DHEC and the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management had already issued the state permits in May. 

    More >>

    The Army Corps of Engineers has given the go-ahead for the planned expansion of Joe Riley Waterfront Park. DHEC and the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management had already issued the state permits in May. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly