Stephen Robert Eley and Brian Eugene Eley Death – Two victims who were fatally shot have been identified by deputies on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 9:32 p.m. At the arrival of the officials to the Henderson County, E-911 center after receiving a call regarding an assault with gunshots at 39 Beaumont Drive in Hendersonville, they found the two people already dead, they also found two people locked in the bathroom, who were the suspect’s grandparents of the victims.
The victims were identified as Stephen Robert Eley, 60, and Brian Eugene Eley, 57. During a press conference Monday morning, Nov. 22, Henderson County Sheriff Lowell Griffin announced 27-year-old Garrett Robert Eley had been identified as the suspect in a double homicide that took place Sunday evening in Hendersonville. Sheriff Griffin said Garrett Robert is accused of shooting and killing his father, 60-year-old Stephen Robert Eley, and uncle, 57-year-old Brian Eugene Eley.
Garrett has been charged with 2 counts of first-degree murder and 2 counts of second-degree kidnapping. He is currently being held in the Henderson County Detention Facility under no bond, pending a first appearance in court. “Henderson County dispatch received an unusual 911 call,” Sheriff Griffin detailed the events of Sunday evening. “The caller advised our telecommunicators that two people in the residence had been shot. What makes this so unusual is that the suspect admitted on the 911 call to being the shooter.”
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