ANDERSON CO., SC (WSPA) – A family is mourning the loss of a man they say was killed by his girlfriend in Anderson.
The deputy coroner says 53-year-old Billy Joe Harris died Tuesday at the hospital after he was hit by a truck. His death has been ruled a homicide.
Deputies say a Sindy Blanton ran over Harris with her truck around 4:45 p.m. on Veterans Street.
Relatives say the woman was Harris’ girlfriend.
She is now in custody and charges are pending, according to the Anderson Co. Sheriff’s Office.
The detention center currently lists an assault charge for her, but they are working to sign warrants to upgrade the charge, according to deputies.
Family said Harris had personal struggles, but would give the shirt off his back to someone in need.
“Anytime I needed something worked on, he always was here,” said Harris’ son Justin, as he fought back tears. “That’s all he did his whole life – several for lots all around. That’s how he built his reputation, done his living.”
The coroner and deputies are investigating the incident.
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