Abbeville Men Convicted in Assault Face Potential Life Sentences


Abbeville, S.C. - Two Abbeville residents are now confronted with the possibility of life imprisonment after being convicted in connection to a serious assault, as reported by the 8th Circuit Solicitor's Office.

The assault transpired at the Hickory Heights apartments on Cambridge Street in October of 2020. Allegedly, the victim visited the apartments to confront Travis and Kendrick regarding allegations of burglary in their residences.

Surveillance footage from the Hickory Heights apartments provided crucial evidence. It revealed that Travis Arnett Lee, 46, of Abbeville, restrained the victim in the parking lot. Kendrick Montrez Lee, 40, also of Abbeville, arrived with an object, striking the victim's head multiple times.

The altercation, which began in the parking area, subsequently moved between two apartment buildings, ultimately concluding near a tree line behind one of the structures.

Following the assault, the victim managed to secure transportation back home before losing consciousness. Upon arrival of officers, they observed severe lacerations on the victim's head and a significant amount of blood. He was initially attended to by Abbeville County EMS before being airlifted to Greenville for further medical attention.

Travis and Kendrick were convicted on Thursday by an Abbeville County jury for assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature after a comprehensive three-day trial, according to officials.

The state intends to pursue life-without-parole sentences for both individuals, considering their prior history of violence, officials confirmed. Further developments in the case will be monitored closely.