Wife charged with murder in deadly Conway shooting posts bond

Heather Sims. Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center.
Heather Sims. Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - A woman injured in the same home where her husband was shot to death posted bond Tuesday after being charged with murder.

Heather Sims, 30, was in court on Tuesday, August 27 for a bond hearing. She was charged with murder, and her bond was set at $50,000. She posted bond Tuesday afternoon and was released from J. Reuben Long Detention center, according to officials.

At approximately 6:15 p.m. Sunday, August 11, Horry County Police officers responded to 3562 Old Reaves Ferry Road in Conway in reference to a shooting and stabbing, according to Lieutenant Robert Kegler.

Police said on arrival they found 35-year-old David Sims Jr. shot to death inside his home. Police added that when they got into the house they also found David Sims' wife, Heather, had been stabbed.

Investigators claim there was an altercation between the two which resulted in both the shooting and the stabbing.

Lieutenant Kegler said David's wife was later released from the hospital. After further investigation, a warrant was issued for 30-year-old Heather Sims arrest. On August 23, she turned herself in to face murder charges.

Brandon Greenwood, 17, lives near the Sims couple. He described the two as a nice quite couple. Greenwood said hearing the news of David's death is shocking and surprising. "The man was really nice. He came up here a few times because I went fishing in his pond. He actually gave me 20 bucks to go get something to eat."

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