Easley man charged with murder

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

EASLEY — An Easley man is charged with murder in the Saturday shooting death of a Greenville woman.

Jonathan Richard Rackley, 38, of Ruby Drive, is charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Creed Hashe said in a news release.

Deputies responded to reports of a gunshot victim on Ruby Drive at 2 a.m. Saturday, Hashe said.

A woman later identified as 37-year-old Jamie Lynn Scruggs was found in an outbuilding behind the home “with significant trauma to the head,” Hashe said.

She was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead

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