Fatal home invasion suspect brought back to South Carolina after capture in Virginia

Sherrod Deon Palmer

A suspect in a fatal home invasion in Huger has been brought back to South Carolina following his capture in Virginia.

Sherrod Deon Palmer, 23, whose last known address was on S.C. Highway 41 in Huger, faces seven criminal charges, including murder, in connection with the July 21 shooting death of 27-year-old Kadeem Johnson.

Records show he is also charged with attempted murder, two counts of kidnapping, two counts of armed robbery and first-degree burglary. Palmer appeared in bond court Saturday.

Deputies said he was one of five men who forced their way into a mobile home at 135 Martha Lane in Francis Marion National Forest around 2:30 a.m. and shot Johnson, who lived there. A woman inside was wounded.

The Sheriff’s Office said the killing was a targeted hit and not a random crime.

Investigators said Palmer was armed when he was nabbed Thursday in Danville, Va.

He joins three co-defendants in jail. The others who were arrested after a manhunt on charges including murder are Kenneth Campbell Jr., 26, of St. Stephen; Jacob Malachi Mouzon, 18, of Bonneau; and Drake Edward Campbell, 19, of St. Stephen.

A fifth suspect remains at large. Deputies were working to confirm his identity, the Sheriff’s Office said last week.

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