Murder suspect who ditched monitor back in Charleston County jail
Murder suspect Travaris Walker is back in Charleston after being extradited from Georgia, where he fled after slipping from his electronic monitoring bracelet last month, authorities said.
Charleston County deputies brought Walker, 29, back to the Lowcountry on Wednesday evening and placed him in the Cannon Detention Center, sheriff’s Maj. Jim Brady said.
Walker is accused of fatally shooting Marquis Rashad Richardson, 25, in the head Dec. 19 in Lincolnville after Walker and three others allegedly abducted Richardson from a peninsula home.
Investigators said Walker shot Richardson after he was unable to reclaim some property he believed Richardson had taken from him.
Walker fled Charleston on Oct. 20, after slipping out of his monitoring device, authorities said. The U.S. Marshals Service tracked him to Riverdale, Ga., where he was taken into custody Oct. 26.
Walker will be scheduled for a hearing before a circuit judge, which will likely occur next week at the earliest, Brady said.