SC mother accused of threatening to shoot public official


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A Greenville woman was recorded talking to her detained son on the phone at the Greenville County Detention Center.

Now she is accused of threatening to shoot an employee of the 13th Judicial Circuit and members of her family.

Reva Louise Shealy, 64, told her son, who was in jail and accused of his girlfriend’s death in 2018, that she would go to the employee’s home and shoot him, according to warrants issued by the State Law Enforcement Division, which investigated the Case.

Shealy said she would also find out who their family members were, according to the warrant.

Then she said she would kill herself, investigators said. She said she wanted to stop the prosecution from going forward.

Telephone conversations in prison are said to have taken place from January 1, 2020 to August 5, 2021.

The name of the threatened employee was blacked out in the warrant.

The son, Rockford Lewis, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and a weapons charge Monday in General Sessions Court.

His charges stem from the shooting death of Rebecca Haenning, 38, who died on August 7, 2018, at the home shown in court records as the home address of Shealy and Lewis.

Haenning was shot in the chest and died at a local hospital at 1:23 a.m. that day. The shooting took place an hour earlier.

The Greenville News reported at the time that Lewis called 911 and said his girlfriend had committed suicide.

“We had a fight and she got out in my car,” he told the dispatcher. “I thought she was picking up my cell phone cord and she grabbed my gun and shot herself.”

The Greenville News reported that Lewis was heard on the 911 call saying, “Baby, please live.”

Shealy was being held at the Greenville County Detention Center without bond on Tuesday.

Lewis, who was also being held in prison on Tuesday, was sentenced Monday to 15 years for manslaughter and five years for firearms.

He had not yet been placed in the custody of the State Department of Corrections.


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