PCSO: Man stabbed roommate to death

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

EASLEY — An Easley man is accused of stabbing his roommate to death Friday evening.

Richard Andrew Hagins, 58, is charged with murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, according to a release from the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office.

8-31 Page 1A.inddHagins is being held at the Pickens County Detention Center without bond.

The sheriff’s office received a call at 8:40 p.m. Friday regarding a man who had been stabbed at a residence at 135 Quiet Lane in Easley, the release said.

Upon arriving at the home eight minutes later, deputies found a man dead inside.

Pickens County coroner Kandy Kelley identified the victim as 53-year-old Jeff Chandler of the same address.

He died from a stab wound to the chest, Kelley said.

The stabbing is believed to have occurred after a verbal dispute between Hagins and Chandler over money, the release said. Two witnesses were in the home when the altercation occurred.

A knife believed to be the murder weapon was located inside the home, according to the release.