Butler County woman charged with murder

Published 11:56 am Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A 43-year-old Butler County woman has been arrested in connection with the county’s second homicide of the year.

Barbara Wood has been charged with murder after she confessed to shooting Steven Dale Faulk, 40, of Greenville.

Wood shot Faulk in the yard of her Pettibone Road residence Saturday night.  According to Butler County Sheriff Kenny Harden, Faulk was pronounced dead at the scene.

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“After investigating we found out that (Wood) had broken into a house Friday on Hwy. 31 and stolen some money,” Harden said. “Later that day she stole a purse from a woman. On Saturday there was some communication between the two women, and Faulk and the woman whose purse was stolen went to Wood’s house to retrieve it, and that’s when he was shot.”

Wood has been charged with murder, burglary, third degree, and theft of property, third degree. She is being held in the Butler County Correctional Facility. Bond has not been set.