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.