Arrests made in 2011 Sumter shooting death

January 2, 2014 

SUMTER, SC Two Sumter residents were charged with murder Thursday in a case dating back to April 2011.

London Antoinette Kelley, 29, and Quinton Tremane Brown, 26, were arrested and charged in the robbery and shooting death of 27-year-old Daniel Epps, whose body was found on the grounds of the Gem Mobile Home Park in Sumter about 12 hours after his burned car was located about a mile away.

Kelley and Brown are accused of conspiring to lure Epps out to the Gem Mobile Home Park for a night of socializing and playing pool in order to rob him. Epps was shot multiple times during the robbery, the Sumter County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.

Epps was first reported missing the morning of April 10, 2011.

A friend told the Sumter County Sheriff’s Department that she talked to him about 10 p.m. the night before. He told her he was just finishing up his last pool game at the T-Bubba Lounge in Lynchburg and was heading home. For whatever reason, he did not come straight home. His cousin reported seeing Epps around 11:30 p.m. at the Club Miami in Sumter, about 5 miles from where his body was found the next day.

Responding to a call, Sumter authorities found a burning white 4-door Hyundai around 12:20 a.m. and had it towed. Later, when it was discovered that the burned-out vehicle fit the description of the car Epps was driving, evidence was collected at the scene.

Kelley and Brown were charged after investigators received information tying them to Epps’ death, Sumter Sheriff Anthony Dennis said in the news release.

Kelley and Brown were being held at the Sumter-Lee Detention Center Thursday night.

Rachael Myers Lowe

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