Richland County Sheriff’s Department


RCSD arrests two for homicide

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced the arrests of Danielle Jeanette Elrod (DOB: 05/24/1991) and Jason Noel Goodrich (DOB 06/24/1991), both are charged with homicide by child abuse (20 years to life).

Sheriff Leon Lott stated that Elrod and Goodrich turned themselves in to Richland County Sheriff’s Department investigators at 201 John Mark Dial Drive (Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center) on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.  

On Sunday, November 5, 2016 at 1:00am Richland County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to 6 Reynard Court; EMS called law enforcement due to a suspicious death. The three month old victim was found unresponsive in the bed. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts stated that the baby boy died as a result of asphyxiation. This was due to unsafe sleeping conditions created by Elrod and Goodrich. The parents had been drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana prior to lying in bed with the infant.  

The Sheriff stated that Elrod and Goodrich have been transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center where they are currently detained.     

December 06, 2017

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