Last week, FBI officials recognized Marlboro County Sheriff Charles Lemon, his staff, and others for their hard work during the murder investigation of Ella Lowery and her daughter, Iyana Lowery in May of 2017.
Jejauncey Harrington, 32, of Bennettsville has been charged with their deaths. Harrington is being held at the Marlboro County Detention Center. A gag order has been issued in the double murder case.
Reid Davis, an assistant special agent in charge for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, noted Lemon had been on the job for a few months when the case happened.
“A newly sworn-in sheriff and being hit with a tragic crime like this,” he said. “Marlboro County was tested right out of the gate but I think your prosecution is going to show that you have far exceeded that test.”