Greenwood County arrests two in connection to killing
Thursday, October 24, 2013 5:53 AM
Authorities arrested two people wanted in connection with the Oct. 11 shooting death of 42-year-old Lonnie T. Cogdill.
According to Greenwood Violent Crime Task Force officials, Daniel Shane Allen, 35, of Hodges, is charged with murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. Meanwhile, Megan Alexis Allen, 20, of Hodges, is charged with accessory after the fact to a felony.
Authorities searched for Daniel Allen and Megan Allen for several days. Violent Crimes Task Force commander Nick Futch said the two suspects were located, with the assistance of SLED, in Greenville County. They were arrested there without incident.
Previously arrested in the case were Danny D. Allen, 57, and Parker Allen, 28, both of Jebosha Drive, Greenwood. They were charged with accessory after the fact of a felony. Investigators said Danny D. Allen and Parker Allen provided Daniel Allen and Megan Allen with money to help them evade law enforcement.
According to law enforcement incident reports, officers responded Oct. 11 to a home on East Laurel Avenue, in reference to a shooting.
Upon arrival, officers found Cogdill lying on a couch in the living room, slumped over on his right side. He had a wound on his chest and there was a large amount of blood on his chest and on the couch. He was not breathing.
Shortly after Greenwood County EMS arrived on the scene and examined Cogdill, Greenwood County Coroner Sonny Cox was summoned to the scene.
Family members said Cogdill's nickname was "Cog," a childhood moniker that he had tattooed on his arm. They remembered the Greenwood victim Thursday as a dedicated father who overcame past mistakes to be instrumental in raising his four children and five stepchildren. Cogdill's youngest son was born in March, family members noted.
"He was just a loving person and he's truly and dearly missed," said his fiancée's mother Laura Andrews. "It's a relief that they've caught them and were able to bring them to justice. Now we just wonder why they did what they did."