Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty against two men charged with killing a Colleton County deputy last year as he was investigating a burglary call. Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor Duffie Stone announced Monday that 19-year-old Jacoby Fields and 20-year-old Travis Harris deserve to executed if they care convicted because they killed a law officer while they were committing another felony. fields and Harris are each charged with murder along with four counts of burglary. according to authorities, 39-year-old Colleton County sheriff’s deputy Dennis Compton was shot in the abdomen early last August 6 as he checked a burglar alarm near the town of Smoaks.
Fields told a reporter from the Charleston “Post and Courier” newspaper last year that he was in the wrong place, didn’t pull the trigger, and was sorry the deputy was killed. Harris had no prior criminal record.