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Yemassee man sentenced to 40 years for murder
A 31-year-old Yemassee man was sentenced to 40 years in prison last Wednesday evening for the October 2009 shooting death of 23-year-old Dominick Badger. At the conclusion of a two-day trial, jurors convicted Brandon Greene of killing Badger, in the yard of his home on Tullifinny Road in Yemassee.
On the night of the murder, a group of friends assembled at Badger’s house. Prior to departing for another party, an argument broke out between Greene and Dominick Badger’s brother, Anthony. During the altercation in the home’s backyard, Greene pulled a .45-caliber handgun from his waist and shot three times, striking Anthony Badger once in the abdomen.
While Anthony Badger, 24, went to a neighbor’s house to call 911, Dominick Badger confronted Greene about why he shot his brother. Greene then shot Badger twice in the chest. He died at the scene.

One suspect arrested in shooting
One suspect has been arrested, and as of Wednesday morning, investigators are continuing the search for a second man in connection with Monday afternoon’s shooting that left a Lady’s Island man dead.
Brandon Adron Singleton, 28, was arrested outside a home on Keans Neck Road on one count of kidnapping in connection with the shooting incident that led to the death of 21-year-old Quantize Greer. Greer was shot and killed during the course of a drug deal at a home in Taylor’s Mobile Home Park. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a gunshot victim outside the residence located at lot #60 in the mobile home park just after 2:15 p.m. Deputies transported Greer, who was suffering from a gunshot wound, to Beaufort Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Investigators have identified a second person of interest as 28-year old Walter Travoy Tucker, aka “Oowee.” Tucker is wanted for questioning in relation to the shooting. Tucker is also wanted on unrelated charges by authorities in Georgia and should be considered armed and dangerous.
Further details will be released as the investigation progresses. The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information to contact either Investigator
Sgt. J. Gobel at 843-255-3421 or the Beaufort County Dispatch Center at

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