2 people cleaning after Sumter biker gathering attended by 70 found Hilton Head man dead behind building, police say


Sumter County investigators are still seeking information about the shooting death of a Hilton Head Island man who was found dead behind a building on Old Pocalla Road Sunday as details continue to come out.

The body of Russell Eugene Gleghorn, 38, was found after 1 a.m., said Deputy Adrienne Sarvis, public information officer for the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.

According to an incident report, two people were cleaning up at Union Hall, 1127 Old Pocalla Road, after holding a gathering for the Hell`s Ego Motorcycle Club. It ended around 12:30-1 a.m., and that’s when they reported a man “passed out” behind the building.

When deputies arrived, they found Gleghorn laying on his left side with a gunshot wound to his right abdomen, the report said. He had no pulse.

The two individuals said around 60 to 75 people were in attendance for the gathering. 

According to a social media post, Gleghorn went on a “Harley run” with a group of bikers Friday afternoon.

Sarvis said Gleghorn rode to the party with another person, explaining the lack of his motorcycle in the area.

This was the second homicide to occur in Sumter County in the same week. On Thursday, 24-year-old Devin T. Davis, of Nicole Lane, was shot at a Nicole Lane residence and later died at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital.

Gleghorn’s death was the 15th homicide to occur in Sumter since the beginning of 2020, including 10 in the county and five in the city.

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Source: The Sumter Item