Sheriff Montgomery announces the arrest of Caleb Beryl Davis for the murders of Malik R. Butler and Theron G. Byrd, Jr. During the early morning hours of Tuesday, February 7, 2023, deputies responded to a residence on Marsh Lane in the Hwy 215 South area of Fairfield County. Upon deputy’s arrival, Malik Butler and Theron Byrd were found dead inside the residence from gunshot wounds. Since this incident has occurred, Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office investigators have been working tirelessly on leads generated from this investigation and were able to develop Davis as a suspect.
On 02/28/2023, Davis, who was out on bond for another murder that occurred in February, 2021, was charged with 2 counts of Murder and 2 counts of Possession of a Weapon during a Violent Crime. Davis, who has been in the Fairfield County Detention Center on unrelated charges since 02/24/2023, is currently awaiting bond.
Sheriff Montgomery: “We want to express our deepest sorrow to the families and friends of Malik Butler and Theron Byrd. This was a senseless tragedy and we know that both of these families are hurting. We are glad to have been able to make an arrest in this investigation and we want to extend our thanks to the SC Law Enforcement Division for their assistance. I want to thank my staff for the long hours that they put into making this arrest and the hours that they will continue to invest in preparing this case for court. And lastly, I want to thank those members in the community who willingly talked with our investigators to help us put all of the pieces of this investigation together. Without our community partnerships that we have, and are so proud of, making headway in investigations such as this would be much more difficult. This investigation is still ongoing and we ask that anyone who may have any information about this incident to contact the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office.”