Robin Herndon, the probation and parole agent from North Augusta, has been charged with voluntary manslaughter in the death of live-in boyfriend Christopher Rowley on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

A sheriff’s report says deputies arrived Wednesday afternoon and found Herndon standing on the porch and Rowley sitting in a chair. Blood was on both of them and all over the porch.

Herndon was “attempting to administer CPR to victim by pressing on his chest and giving rescue breaths,” a sheriff’s report says.
The responding deputy advised Herndon to get off of the porch and away from the victim. EMS then took over. A police lieutenant secured the gun in his vehicle.

Authorities say the 31-year-old victim was shot in the neck during a domestic argument inside the home at 721 Sudlow Lake Road, North Augusta.

Rowley, well known to friends as “Crispy,” was pronounced dead shortly after arrival at Georgia Regents University Shock Trauma at 3:07 pm Wednesday.

Herndon was taken to ACSO headquarters and later charged. According to S.C. Code §16-3-50, voluntary manslaughter involves the “act of killing with malice aforethought and/or under the circumstances of provocation.”

911 calls are expected to be released later Thursday.