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home : news : lakelands & beyond May 24, 2016

11/8/2012 3:37:00 PM

GREENWOOD, SC – The Greenwood Sheriff’s Office has arrested Phillip Heath Hollingsworth in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred Thursday morning around 2:00 am in Waterloo.

According to officials with Laurens County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO), Hollingsworth got into an argument with another male that lived at the same residence. LCSO believes that Hollingsworth then shot the other man before fleeing the scene. Laurens County Coroner Nick Nichols has confirmed the victim as Bill Ardis, 65, of 67 Mercy Lane. Ardis died at the scene as a result of a gun shot wound to the head from a 12-guage shotgun.

The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office along with Greenwood County Sheriff and Ninety Six Police searched for Hollingsworth who was considered armed and dangerous and had last been seen in the Coronaca area Thursday morning. The search for Hollingsworth prompted Greenwood School District 52 in Ninety Six and District 51 in Ware Shoals to go to a full lockdown. District 50 went to a heightened state of alert.

According to Capt Ray Watson with the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office, Hollingsworth turned himself in peacefully on Quarry Road near Highway 246. Watson said he has been turned over to Laurens County officials.


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Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, November 12, 2012
Article comment by: Dawn Roberts

He looks like a real winner and a Meth head.

Posted: Friday, November 9, 2012
Article comment by: Lisa Robinson

So he was sentenced to 15 years back in May of 2010 but didn't have to serve that. This could have all been avoided if he had been made to serve his time. So sad!

Posted: Friday, November 9, 2012
Article comment by: Brandie Jackson

why isnt anyone saying anything about the girl that was involved? Bill was a GREAT man and would do anything to help anyone out. He was taken advantage of by Heath and the girl this arguement was over. I am disgusted with news 7 for having a certain woman on there that is a known meth addict. These people on meth should be locked up and never let out! GOD BLESS BILL ARDIS AND HIS FAMILY!!!!

Posted: Friday, November 9, 2012
Article comment by: Christi Freeman-gibson

This is awful that someone think that an arguement would need to come to this...... I know first hand of this form losing my first husband to the some...... I have known Mr. Bill Adis since I was a little girl, My dad worked for him for many years. Mr. Ardis always seem to be I nice man. THANK GOD they caught the person responsible for this crime may you R.I.P. Mr.Ardis. and my prayers are with the family.

Posted: Thursday, November 8, 2012
Article comment by: ashleigh Pope

The Ardis family is in my prayers hope justice is served! Its hard to swallow when u loose some 1 n an incident like this my family knows first hand!

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