Man guilty of multiple charges in ’12 Easley shooting



EASLEY — One of three men charged with attempted murder and other charges after a shooting and burglary at a home in Easley in 2012 was found guilty by a Pickens County jury last week.

According to Pickens County clerk of court Pat Welborn, Robert Matthew Fulmer, 25, of 264 Watts Road in Liberty, was found guilty of attempted murder, first-degree burglary, possession of a weapon during commission of a violent crime and petit larceny.

Fulmer was sentenced to 30 years on the attempted murder and burglary charges, as well as five years for the weapons charge and 30 days for the larceny charge. His sentences will run concurrently.

In addition to Fulmer, Danny William Adams Jr., 25, of 121 Waccamaw Lane in Central, and Charles Antione Burgess, 32, of 3761 Moorefield Memorial Highway in Pickens, were arrested and charged with attempted murder and first-degree burglary in the case.

Adams also faces charges of petit larceny and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Two women — Heather Leeann Posey, 21, formerly of 3761 Moorefield Memorial Highway in Pickens, and Jennifer Lynn Allred, 27, formerly of 102 Pickens Drive in Pickens — were also charged with accesory after the fact in the case.

Adams, Burgess, Posey and Allred are still awaiting trial in the case.

Investigators said a home on Angie Lane in Easley was broken into at about 10:45 p.m. on Dec. 17, 2012, and shots were fired. When officers arrived at the scene, they found the homeowner lying in the yard of the residence with multiple people surrounding him. He had been shot three times, but none of the wounds were life-threatening, according to police.

After the victim was taken to the hospital, deputies noticed a rear window of the home was broken. People at the scene told officers of glass in the roadway that may have been a change jar and could have come from the home.

Deputies reported that upon entering the home they smelled what they thought was marijuana. Once in the home, they entered a bedroom, where the they saw a closet door open and remnants of a green leafy substance lying on a shelf. They also found a large scale in the closet.

A search of a bedroom in the home turned up a small lock box lying on the floor with remnants of a green leafy substance and a small bag on the nightstand with a crystal-like substance. Narcotics officers were called to the scene.

Arrest warrants for the two women said police believed that on the night of the shooting that both “rendered assistance to a felon knowing that the felon had committed a felony.”

Police said they believe the women used one of the defendants’ vehicles to pick up the co-defendants and had just dropped the co-defendants off at the victim’s home the night of the shooting.