BEAUFORT, SC (May 8, 2023) – A Jasper County resident involved in a roadway shooting that killed a popular Bluffton High School football player has been sent to prison.
Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor Duffie Stone prosecuted Jimmy Lewis Green of Hardeeville for the March 2021 shooting death of D’won “D.J.” Fields Jr., an 18-year-old Bluffton High School senior who was gunned down while driving along the Bluffton Parkway. Green’s jury trial was to begin Monday morning, with 29 witnesses scheduled to testify. Instead, Green changed his plea to guilty, without any consideration of leniency from the state.
Circuit Court Judge D. Craig Brown sentenced him to 40 years in prison.
“I hope this verdict brings comfort to D.J.’s family and the families of the other victims of this attack,” Stone said. “Our community has been saddened and outraged since this senseless act took the life of a promising young man and nearly killed two others.
“In South Carolina, murder sentences are served day for day. Mr. Green will serve all 40 years, and he deserves every day of it.”
Green also pleaded guilty as indicted of two charges of attempted murder and three charges of assault and assault and battery by mob. One passenger in Fields’ vehicle was injured in the wreck that occurred after he was killed and lost control of his vehicle. Another passenger was shot in the face and hospitalized 10 days.
“Our work now continues,” Stone said. “There are remaining defendants, each entitled to due process. In keeping with the ethical obligations unique to prosecutors, I will not comment further on particulars of this case until they have had their day in court, as well.”
Ty’leic Dae Jhon Chaneyfield, 20, of Ridgeland also is charged with murder, two counts of attempted murder, three counts of assault and battery by mob and possession of a weapon during commission of a violent crime. Shayniah Void, 20, of Orangeburg is charged second- and third-degree assault and battery by mob. Her brother, Jayden Lamont Void, 20, of Bluffton, is charged with with first-, second- and third-degree assault and battery by mob. All three defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.