Third North Charleston man arrested in double shooting
A third man arrested in a shooting last weekend that killed one and wounded another in North Charleston has a history of running away from the police, according to court documents.
Henry Lavester Mulligan, 20, was taken into custody at a home on Winchester Drive, North Charleston Police Department spokesman Spencer Pryor said. He faces charges of murder, armed robbery, attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.
Mulligan is accused of entering an apartment home on Rebecca Street on Sunday afternoon and robbing 24-year-old DeAngelo Antwan Scott as two accomplices kept the door shut, according to affidavits.
Anthony Watley III, 23, a friend of Scott’s, confronted Mulligan with a gun as he emerged from the apartment, the records stated. But both Watley and Scott were shot.
Watley later died at a hospital, and Scott suffered a life-threatening gunshot wound to the back.
In recordings of 911 calls placed after the shooting, a caller says she’s frightened because she has an infant and a toddler inside her home, which is across the street from the apartment complex where the shooting occurred.
“There’s a lot of crack being made over there,” the caller says about the apartment home where the robbery occurred. “I told the officer about it before. That’s where he’s laying in front of right now.”
Thomas Lamont Ancrum, 23, of Van Buren Avenue and Jamal Lameek Smalls, 24, of Railroad Avenue also face charges of murder, armed robbery and attempted murder.
Jessica Frasier, 30, is accused of hindering a police investigation at the Winchester Drive home where Mulligan was arrested Wednesday.
Mulligan has felony convictions for breaking into an automobile or tanks where fuel is stored, grand larceny and possession of a stolen vehicle. He also has misdemeanor convictions for leaving the scene of an accident and failure to stop for blue lights.
In February 2010, Charleston police officers said Mulligan was an occupant in a stolen Ford pickup truck that sped away from a traffic stop on Sam Rittenberg Boulevard in West Ashley. He was arrested after the Ford led the police on a five-mile pursuit. Two days later, North Charleston officers reported that Mulligan stole an idling Oldsmobile sedan. He was arrested after a high-speed chase, arrest affidavits stated.
His most recent arrest came in March when he was accused of breaking into cars in Charleston.