Oconee County SC sheriff seeking information on Sunday homicide near Georgia/South Carolina border

On Sunday, Aug. 30, law enforcement officials responded to Qualls Hill Drive, near the Madison Community in South Carolina, off of Highway 123 near the South Carolina, Georgia border, where they discovered the body of Roger Qualls, 63. The Sheriffs office is wanting to speak with anyone who may have been traveling in the area between Jenkins Bridge Road and the state border between noon and 4 p.m yesterday (Aug. 30).

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is continuing an investigation this evening into a Sunday afternoon homicide that took the life of a 63 year old man.

As mentioned in a press release the Sheriff’s Office issued earlier this afternoon, the E-911 Communications Center received a call around 2:15pm in reference to a report of a man who had been shot. The call came from an address on Qualls Hill Drive, which is near the Madison Community off of Highway 123 near the South Carolina/Georgia border. The caller that made the initial report was not the victim.

Deputies and paramedics were dispatched to the scene as well as Investigators and the Crime Scene Unit. On scene, Investigators discovered a white man with a gunshot wound. The Coroner’s Office was also called to the scene.

Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis has identified the victim as Roger Qualls. An autopsy has been scheduled for Tuesday to further assist with the investigation.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking for anyone who may have been traveling on Highway 123 between Jenkins Bridge Road and the South Carolina/Georgia line between noon and 4pm today to contact the Sheriff’s Office if they observed any suspicious vehicles or a white male and a white female that may have walking on foot. The Sheriff’s Office would also ask our citizens to report any other suspicious activity to the Sheriff’s Office or their local law enforcement agency as conditions warrant.

Anyone that has any information to share concerning today’s homicide on Qualls Hill Drive can call the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office at 864-638-4111 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. You can also leave a tip via the Oconee County Crimestoppers website at www.oconeesccrimestoppers.com or via the free P3app available by downloading the app on your Android or iOS device.

You don’t have to give your name when you contact Crimestoppers and all information provided is confidential. If your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation.


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