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Merriwether Man Remains Unresponsive 3 Months After Beating

web posted July 3, 2014

MERRIWETHER It has been just over three months since Gregory Wallace was found unconscious and unresponsive on the floor of his Currytown Road home on the morning of Sunday, March 30, and was rushed to the Trauma Center in Augusta undergoing surgery for a critical head injury, among others. On Wednesday, the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office confirmed that Wallace's injuries were the result of a beating, but the suspect remains unknown.

Edgefield County Sheriff's Captain Chris Wash confirmed that Wallace's injuries were the result of someone entering the home and delivering a brutal beating. Evidence collected at the scene has been turned over to SLED for processing, but that process has not been completed at this time. Capt. Wash said the Sheriff's Office is going to ask SLED to expedite the process in hopes of identifying who the person or persons that may be responsible.

There are persons of interest that are being investigated, however, there is not enough evidence at this time to make an arrest. Some have alibis during the time prior to Wallace being found in his home.

Information previously provided stated that investigators do not know how long Wallace had been unconscious when he was found around 9:30 that fateful morning by a friend coming to take him to church.

EMS was the first to arrive on the scene and worked quickly to stabilize Wallace and transported him to the Trauma Center. Investigators did not arrive until after EMS was gone. During their life-saving efforts, some of the evidence was disturbed.

Wallace has remained in a coma and on life support since the beating, unable to help investigators in identifying his attacker. Incident reports at the time stated there was no forced entry and nothing was taken from the home. That would leave the casual observer to believe that if robbery was not the motive, it may have been personal in nature.

The person or persons responsible, when identified, will most likely be facing attempted murder charges. If Wallace were to succumb to his injuries, the charge would be upgraded to murder.

Edgefield Daily will continue to follow the case as it progresses.


Merriwether Man Remains on Life Support, Questions Remain Unanswered
web posted May 27, 2014

Merriwether Man Remains on Life Support: Investigation Broadens
web posted April 28, 2014
Merriwether Man Remains Unresponsive After Alleged Beating at Home
web posted April 16, 2014

Beating Victim Remains on Life Support
web posted April 8, 2014

Beating Victim Remains Unresponsive: Investigation Continues
web posted April 2, 2014

Handicapped Merriwether Man Found Beaten, Unresponsive in Own Home
web posted March 31, 2014

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