CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Authorities are investigating an assault that left one person dead and another injured in a wooded area off Folly Road late Wednesday evening.
Officers with the Charleston Police Department responded to the Walmart parking lot off Folly Road just before 8:30 p.m. regarding an assault that was in progress involving a female victim.
Law enforcement responded within minutes and found a 34-year-old woman suffering from trauma connected to that assault. That woman was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
During an investigation, the woman told officers that she was assaulted in a wooded area near the Walmart and that a male acquaintance was also assaulted by a male assailant in the same area.
Several agencies conducted an extensive search of the woods for the second victim. They were able to locate a 36-year-old man who had suffered apparent bodily trauma. Police said that man, later identified as Sean Strojny of Ohio, died at the scene.
Meanwhile, Charleston County deputies located and detained a male suspect. Officials said that after an investigation, they were able to determine the male was involved in both assaults.
Theodore T. Wagner., Jr. of Charleston was arrested and charged with one count of murder, one count of attempted murder, and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.
He is being held at the Al Cannon Detention Center.