Man kills stepfather during fight in Pelzer say deputies

Edward Allen Scroggs

PELZER (WSPA) – A man is charged with murder after deputies say he killed his stepfather during a fight at a home in Pelzer.

Edward Allen Scroggs, 23, was charged with murder by the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office in the death of Barry Clayton Eaton.

Deputies say they were called to a home at 240 Hamby Street around 6:00 pm Monday on a report of two family members fighting.

Investigators say Scroggs struck the victim at least one time with a blunt force object during the altercation.

The arrest warrant states the suspect attacked the victim with the object, hitting him in the body and head. Eaton was taken by EMS to a hospital where he died.

The coroner’s report says Barry Clayton Easton died from Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease and blunt force trauma to the head awas a contributing factor.

Scroggs is currently in the Greenville County Detention Center.