Police: Dorchester County murder suspect uncooperative, resisted officers during arrest

Byron Christopher Kinsey

A Dorchester County murder suspect who has been on the lam for nearly three months has been arrested.

Byron Christopher Kinsey, 29, whose last known address was on English Street in North Charleston, was wanted in the death of Robert Mark Crumm, 35, who was shot to death around 4:30 p.m. March 10 at the Cedar Key apartment complex.

The apartments are on Pidgeon Bay Road, which is off West Richardson Avenue outside the Summerville town limits in Dorchester County.

North Charleston police arrested Kinsey on Thursday morning on charges of disorderly conduct and simple possession of marijuana, according to jail records. He will be charged with murder, Dorchester County Chief Deputy Sam Richardson said.

Crumm, of Reading Court in Ladson, was shot once in the leg and once in the chest and died at the scene.

According to a police report, North Charleston officers received information that Kinsey was staying at the Stay Over Lodge, located at 2070 McMillan Ave. They set up a perimeter around the motel and when Kinsey exited the room he was in, he allegedly jumped off a second-story balcony onto a parked car in the parking lot.

He then jumped a nearby fence, according to the report, and continued to flee from officers until he was cut off at the entrance of the Pine Crest Apartments at 1920 McMillan Ave.

The reports states that on the way to jail, Kinsey, who refused to identify himself, unbuckled himself and attempted to place his handcuffs in front of his body, causing officers to pull over to re-secure them. It adds that Kinsey continued to resist officers in the car.

Melissa Boughton contributed to this report. Reach Dave Munday at 937-5553.