On June 2, Winnsboro native Anthony Hill, an African American, was shot to death and his body tied to the back of truck and dragged 10 miles on a rural Newberry County road. Hill’s fellow employee at the Louis Rich Plant in Newberry, Gregory Collins, was arrested for the crime and charged with murder. Collins is white.
The heinous crime continues to send shock waves through the county. To shed light on the investigation, the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office, the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED), and the U.S. Attorney’s Office will be holding a community meeting at Newberry High School Thursday at 6 p.m. Newberry County Sheriff Lee Foster says the outrage resulting from to the crime has led to misinformation. Foster says because the investigation is ongoing, officials at the meeting will not be discussing specifics about the case. The FBI has also been looking into the case as a possible hate crime.