Authorities have filed new charges against four people accused of participating in the killing of a Charleston man who was shot in the head in Lincolnville last month.
The quartet had previously been charged with kidnapping 25-year-old Marquis Rashad Richardson, who was abducted from a house in Charleston Dec. 19 and found shot to death the next day along railroad tracks along Lincolnville Road, some 22 miles away.
Travaris D. Walker, 29, of Bull Street in Charleston, is now also charged with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.
Investigators say Walker and his three co-defendants kidnapped Richardson from 69 Norman St. and drove him to Lincolnville, where Walker forced him from the car and shot him in the head with a pistol.
Walker reportedly killed Richardson after Walker was unable to retrieve some property that he believed the victim had taken from him, Sheriff's Maj. Jim Brady said. Brady would not identify the property in question, citing the ongoing investigation in the case.
Charged with being accessories before and after the murder are Latasha Yvette McCall, 23, of Romney Street in Charleston; King Dominque Wilson, 22, of Ranger Drive in North Charleston; and Fredrick Andre Sanders, 29, of Dorsey Avenue in North Charleston. McCall, who is accused of lying to police about the incident, faces an additional charge of obstruction of justice as well.
All four were being held without bail on the kidnapping charges. Magistrate Linda Lombard today also set no bail on the Walker's murder charge and his friends' charges of accessory before the fact to murder. She set Walker's bail at $100,000 on the firearm count and set the same bail for Wilson and Sanders on the other accessory charges. McCall's bail was set at $150,000 on the additional accessory and obstruction charges.
Brady said deputies are still trying to determine why Richardson was taken to Lincolnville to be killed, but his abductors likely selected the rural spot because it was secluded.