A judge set bail at more than $600,000 for a 17-year-old girl accused of leading police on chase that resulted in two deaths last week.
Shaylynn Capers, of Ballantine Drive in Summerville, evaded police as she raced through residential Tanner Plantation at speeds up to 100 mph before crashing into some pine trees off of a wooded road, Hanahan police said.
She was charged Friday night by the S.C. Highway Patrol with two counts of reckless homicide. If convicted, Capers faces up to 10 years in prison on each felony charge and losing her license for five years. She also faces charges of failure to stop for blue lights, possession of stolen vehicle and possession of stolen property.
Capers was being held at the Berkeley County jail in lieu of a $602,130 bail, jail records show.
One of the vehicle’s passengers, Jimarie Travis Whitehead, 18, of Continental Court in North Charleston, had a bond hearing Friday morning on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of stolen goods, according to jail records. A judge set Whitehead’s total bail at $52,103, according to the jail.
Two teens were ejected from the vehicle and killed. Patrick Graham, 19, and Martin Pinckney, 18, were from North Charleston. They died from head and body trauma, Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury said.
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