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Lake City man charged in Timmonsville woman's Quinby shooting death

Lake City man charged in Timmonsville woman's Quinby shooting death

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FLORENCE, S.C. — Investigators have charged a Lake City man with the shooting death of a Timmonsville woman at a Quinby convenience store Saturday.

Johnny Lee Love Jr., 31, of Lake City, is charged by Florence County Sheriff’s Office investigators with one count each of murder, first-degree arson and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, according to the agency.

He is charged in the death of Mary Francis Brown, 50.

According to the sheriff’s office, she was killed about 3:30 a.m. May 1 at a 2151 TV Road convenience store. Love is charged with shooting her in an attempted robbery and then driving her vehicle to a wooded area off East Old Marion Highway and trying to set it ablaze.

Brown, who was reported missing earlier in the weekend, was found about 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

Love remains in the Florence County Detention Center pending a bond hearing before a circuit court judge.


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