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Man charged with robbing, killing Greenville business owner

Posted September 24, 2010 8:02 a.m. EDT
Updated September 24, 2010 8:04 a.m. EDT

— A 23-year-old probationer was charged Thursday with robbing and killing the owner of a Greenville wrecker service whose body was found outside his office Saturday morning.

Eric Dominique Holloway, of 1025 W. 5th St., was charged with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Walter Clayton Malloy Sr., 59. Holloway was also charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Malloy's body was found inside a fenced area behind Clay’s Wrecker Service at 2016 Chestnut St. shortly before 7 a.m. Saturday.

WNCT in Greenville reports that police said that a red and white Buick Roadster seen speeding away from the scene belongs to Holloway.

Police said that Holloway is the only suspect in the case and no additional arrests are expected, although investigators continue to gather evidence and interview witnesses.

Clay Malloy Jr., a co-owner of the family tow truck business, told WNCT that his father was a helpful man who cared about his customers. More than 40 fellow tow truck drivers lined up their rigs for Malloy's funeral procession Thursday.

Police said that Holloway has a history of arrests for drug violations and other violent crimes in Greenville.

State Department of Correction records show that he was serving probation for 2008 convictions on three felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. He was also convicted of communicating threats in 2005.