Woman shoots man after allegedly stealing purse from home

Published 12:19 pm Friday, July 8, 2016


By Leah Justice


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A man drove Larry Stott’s Garage on Wednesday afternoon, July 6, after being shot in the back, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office received a call around 1:45 p.m. Wednesday in reference to a dispute at 3144 Collinsville Rd. in Green Creek, Capt. Randall Hodge said.

The caller said a man had come into the house and grabbed a woman’s purse and left with it and another woman shot the man with a .22-rifle, according to sheriff’s office reports.

The man then drove a black GMC Yukon to Larry Stott’s Garage at the intersection of Jackson Grove Road and Landrum Road (Hwy. 14) where he told employees there he had been shot.

The man has been identified as Eddie Riddle, 51, of Polk County. The woman who shot Riddle is Beverly Bryson, 53, of the Collinsville Road home, according to the sheriff’s office.

Riddle was transported from Stott’s Corner to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center and was listed in stable condition and is expected to live, Hodge said.

Riddle was visiting Bryson’s home with a female, according to the sheriff’s office, with the dispute over the purse taking place outside in the front yard. Hodge said Bryson fired the shot from the front porch.

Riddle was shot in the lower back, according to Hodge.

Hodge said it was too early in the investigation to determine any charges and as of late Wednesday the district attorney’s office had not filed any charges.