RICHLAND COUNTY, SC — The Richland County Sheriffs Department arrested two more people Tuesday in connection to a suspected sports gambling ring in the Midlands that came to light during the investigation of a double murder in Irmo last year, Sheriffs Department spokesman Chris Cowan said.
The arrests of Edward F. Maracich, 50, and Damon K. Johnson, 33, bring to 12 the number of suspects charged with misdemeanor gambling for allegedly placing bets with a sports book operated by Brett Parker, 42, of Irmo.
Parker is expected to stand trial in May on two counts of murder following the shooting deaths of his wife, Tammy, and family friend Bryan Capnerhurst at his Irmo home last spring. He also faces a federal charge of operating an illegal gamling business.
Rachael Myers Lowe