BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–The search for a man wanted for killing his wife ended with his arrested in Lincolnville Monday afternoon, deputies stated.
Early that morning, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office stated that they received a call in reference to an unresponsive female in a driveway on McLaurin Ave in the Summerville area of Berkeley County.
According to an affidavit, neighbors heard an argument and gunshots earlier that morning.
Responding deputies found a female lying in the driveway of the incident location. EMS responded and determined that the female had died prior to their arrival.
The investigation revealed that the victim, Crystal Gurney Wiley, and her husband, Troy Lamont Wiley, had been involved in a verbal altercation that led to violence and the victim was killed. Wiley then fled the scene.
With the assistance of SLED, the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Task Force Wiley was located in Lincolnville late in the afternoon. He was taken into custody as the law enforcement officers closed in on him.
During the manhunt, three public schools in the College Park were put on an administrative lockdown as an abundance of caution after Wiley was reportedly on his way to one of the schools to pick up a juvenile. The lockdowns were later lifted without incident.
“This was an all-hands-on-deck team effort. All available resources from the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office were dedicated to solving this case. We will release more details as they are available but I did want to thank SLED, the Charleston and Dorchester County Sheriffs agencies as well as the U.S. Marshals Task Force,” Sheriff Duane Lewis stated.
Wiley was transported to the Hill Finklea Detention Center pending a bond hearing.