Dropped phone, co-defendant testimony lead police to burglary suspect

Clifford Ramsey and Tyler Terrell McCoy

MONCKS CORNER - Police recovered a cell phone left behind by one of the suspects at the scene of a burglary where the homeowner shot and killed one of the intruders.

Police were told the owner of the cell phone loaned it to Tyler Terrell McCoy, 19, who was identified as the lookout and driver by his co-defendant, Clifford Ramsey, 20, McCoy surrendered to police Wednesday night, Lt. Wendell Bowen said.

Bowen said McCoy dropped off Ramsey and Bobby Gadsden Jr., 21, at the Stony Landing home. The plan went awry when police said the homeowner, who was home shaving at the time, fatally shot Gadsden as he walked down the stairs carrying the homeowner's long gun and ammunition.

Municipal Court Judge George Bishop denied bail for McCoy and Ramsey Thursday afternoon; a municipal court judge cannot set bail on a first degree burglary charge, which both men face.

Neither defendant spoke during the hearing.

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