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Deputies: Man charged with murder after beating death of stepfather

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Edward Scroggs (Courtesy: GCSO) Edward Scroggs (Courtesy: GCSO)
PELZER, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Greenville County deputies said a suspect has been arrested after a deadly assault in Pelzer Monday evening.

Deputies say they received a call around 6 p.m. regarding a fight in progress on the 200 block of Hamby Street. 

They arrived to find a male victim who was transported to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries, deputies said. The coroner later identified the victim as 48-year-old Barry Clayton Eaton of Pelzer.

The coroner said Eaton was found unresponsive and with multiple injuries. An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday to help determine a cause of death.

Deputies said Tuesday that Edward Allen Scroggs, 23, had been charged with murder in the case.

Deputies said Eaton was Scroggs' stepfather.

During the assault, deputies said Scroggs struck his stepfather with a blunt object.

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