Crime & Courts

Richmond Co. | Columbia Co. | Aiken Co. |

Bond denied man in Hephzibah roommate dismemberment

Friday, June 6, 2014 12:26 PM
Last updated 9:43 PM
  • Follow Crime & courts

A judge on Friday denied bond for a 21-year-old man charged with fatally beating his roommate with a baseball bat, dismembering the body and burying it in the woods.

Altaye Levelle Knight was arrested May 22 after a woman picking wildflowers in a field off Williams Drive and Wilson Road in Hephzibah found the body of Damon Terrell Prymus, 27.

Assistant District Attorney John Markwalter said the two men were co-workers at the Applebee’s in Columbia County, where Prymus was recently “discharged” and was having difficulties in life.

Knight told authorities he and Prymus got into an altercation where Prymus beat him with a bat, Markwalter said. Knight, however, was able to overpower his roommate and beat him to death.

Knight admitted to authorities he let the body sit in the house for two to three days before going to Lowe’s to purchase an electric saw, contractor bags, a shovel and a mop.

Markwalter said Knight dismembered Prymus’ body and buried it in the field in Hephzibah, where he covered it with branches.

Knight, a graduate of Hephzibah High School who spent 15 months in the Air Force, will most likely argue self-defense, according to the public defender’s office.

Comments (5) Add comment
ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here and for following agreed-upon rules of civility. Posts and comments do not reflect the views of this site. Posts and comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the "Flag as offensive" link below the comment.
nocnoc
42796
Points
nocnoc 06/06/14 - 02:09 pm
4
0
Even if his story is true

He will face a list of other charges.
Several Felony level.

jimmymac
40142
Points
jimmymac 06/06/14 - 02:28 pm
1
0
TRUTH
Unpublished

No one knows the truth but the victim cannot speak for himself. If he didn't do anything wrong why didn't he report it to the police? Something stinks with his story.

Dixieman
15059
Points
Dixieman 06/06/14 - 02:41 pm
2
0
What did he do

at Applebee's? I always wonder about the food prep people at fast food restaurants....

IBeDogGone
3014
Points
IBeDogGone 06/06/14 - 05:09 pm
2
0
Dixieman

Applebee's is not fast food he had time to contemplate what he wanted to do if he was in food prep!

nocnoc
42796
Points
nocnoc 06/06/14 - 05:51 pm
4
0
Is Roomate a Special way of say Same Sex Partner ?

Come on its ok to say such things nowadays, we are told.

We read all the time:
He Killed his Girlfriend,
She kill her Boyfriend,
Husband or wife killed their spouse.

So let us be fair across the board, was this or wasn't this a Gay On Gay Killing?

corgimom
32627
Points
corgimom 06/07/14 - 06:44 am
0
5
nocnoc, who knows, and who

nocnoc, who knows, and who cares?

Back to Top

Search Augusta jobs