North Augusta man killed following argument with friend

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 5:30 PM
Last updated Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 11:41 AM
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A 31-year-old North Augusta man was shot and killed at his residence Wednesday.

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Christopher Rowley, of the 700 block of Sudlow Lake Road, died shortly after arriving at Georgia Regents Medical Center at 3:07 p.m., according to Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton.

Rowley was shot after an argument with his friend Robin N. Herndon, an employee of South Carolina Probation and Parole, Carlton said.

Deputies responded to the shooting at 2:16 p.m.

Herndon is in custody, charged in the death, authorities said.

An autopsy is scheduled today in Newberry, S.C., Carlton said.

Reach Meg Mirshak at (706) 823-3228

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bdouglas
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bdouglas 11/07/13 - 12:07 am
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"Aiken County Sheriff’s Capt.

"Aiken County Sheriff’s Capt. Eric Abdullah, a spokesman for the department, refused to say whether Rowley, 40, was in custody Wednesday night."

Rowley is definitely not in custody. Correction needed.

jmo
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jmo 11/07/13 - 06:13 am
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No, bdouglas,

He IS in custody!

oldredneckman96
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oldredneckman96 11/07/13 - 06:56 am
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Probation
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I'll be he gets probation! One agency that really needs to be eliminated.

augusta citizen
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augusta citizen 11/07/13 - 07:12 am
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Correction

Article says Rowley is the deceased. Robin Herndon is the one who should be in custody, the alleged shooter. They really should correct this.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 11/07/13 - 07:41 am
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augusta citizen

That blew my mind too.

Lets give AC more information....

"Christopher Rowley, of the 700 block of Sudlow Lake Road, died shortly after"

"refused to say whether Rowley, 40, was in custody Wednesday night."

"Rowley gained 9 years since he was "Shot" or "In/Not Custody"

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localguy55 11/07/13 - 09:03 am
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AC, you really blew this

AC, you really blew this story up with such type-Os.

As for Christopher Row, if he was the one shot, and the story may not have represented that accurately, he's not going anywhere soon without help.

my.voice
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my.voice 11/07/13 - 09:34 am
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"An autopsy is scheduled for

"An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday in Newberry, S.C., Carlton said"

He died of elevated cholesterol and lead in his body.

scooter2762
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scooter2762 11/07/13 - 09:42 am
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Friend?????

Friend?????

bentman
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bentman 11/07/13 - 10:23 am
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grammar

"Herndon is in custody, but no charges has been filed as of Thursday morning."

I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed, but shouldn't that read ". . . no charges *have* been filed . . ."?

evelcarr
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evelcarr 11/07/13 - 01:25 pm
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Robin

I believe Robin is a female

Dixieman
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Dixieman 11/07/13 - 01:41 pm
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Robin

Robin can be a man's name, too, more common in England but also in use here in the US, i.e. Robin Williams.

Angie J
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Angie J 11/07/13 - 01:54 pm
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Robin Herndon( a female) shot

Robin Herndon( a female) shot Chris Rowley who died !!!! You really need to get your facts together !!!!!!!

smiling2behappy01
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smiling2behappy01 11/08/13 - 01:21 am
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Our Friend Christopher Rowley ! What An Amzing Guy ! :)

Let me tell you about who Christopher Rowley was. He was a kind & witty & smart & handsome guy. Oh my goodness ya'll ! He loved life in its self & ! I met Christopher when I was stranded & crying my eyes out cause my tire blew out , and I knew nothing about changing a tire . I was on Bobby Jones Expressway had my blinkers on my car & he stopped by and asked if I needed help & I said yes !!!! He calmed my nerves down, and made a joke & He took care of my tire . And I thanked him, and I hugged him ! I told him he was a such a blessing to me . That is how I knew Chris ! RIP Chris !
I like to send my prayers & condolences to the Rowley's Family & Friends !

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SavannahLynn 11/14/13 - 02:05 pm
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About everything

Robin is a Female... my cousin use to be married to her but he divorced her because she was very mean to him and everything. Christopher Rowley worked with my cousin at the jail and he yes he is the one who was shot and yes he is dead... Robin is in jail and she's not getting out any time soon...

speakingthetruth
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speakingthetruth 03/14/16 - 12:55 pm
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truth be told

Justice has come full circle and it is time that the full truth be told about what wrongfully happened to this man and his family. Robin Herndon, then robin newton, was the SLED investigator involved in the creation of these false allegations. Charges were dismissed against him because she was caught in several fabrications and lies on the stand. She lied to the family and abused her position of authority to bully her way through a case. she herself should be persecuted for using an innocent child that was 3 years old at the time and forcing sick thoughts and ideas into this childs mind. This investigator, Robin Herndon, is now in prison awaiting sentencing for a conviction of voluntary manslaughter of her boyfriend. Believe me, ALL eyes in aiken county were on this trial and she was again caught in many many lies. She is a liar who has devastated too many families and is now sitting where she deserves to be, hopefully for the maximum sentence possible. Karma is a [filtered word]. Shame on her for doing this to this him.

Its no coincidence that she abused her power as a sled agent and then again was allowed to be placed in a position of power with a gun, which was used to kill her boyfriend. She is and evil soul and a liar.

http://www.wrdw.com/home/headlines/Charge-upgraded-against-Ex-SLED-accus...

http://www.aikenstandard.com/article/20160308/AIK0101/160309390/former-a...

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