The first person jailed in connection with the March 30 gunbattle on Folly Road is a convicted robber on parole who was released from jail last month after having been charged with criminal domestic violence.
Ishmel Jayvan Lemon, 24, of Seacroft Road, James Island, was arrested Friday, according to a news release issued Monday by the Charleston County Sheriff's Office.
Authorities on Monday were still looking for Domoneik Washington, 24, also of Seacroft Road. He is accused of firing the shots outside a Kangaroo gas station that killed one man and wounded two others.
Lemon is accused of acting in concert with the shooter and with lying to police about what happened.
He is charged with three counts of accessory after the fact of attempted murder, obstruction of justice, giving false information to police and driving without a license. He is being held in the Cannon Detention Center on bails totalling $351,329 set Saturday by Charleston County Magistrate Priscilla Baldwin.
Lemon was identified as one of several people involved in the shooting after investigators studied the surveillance video from the Kangaroo gas station, the release stated.
About 3 p.m. Friday, Charleston police stopped a car at Camp and Folly roads, the sheriff's office said, after receiving a tip that suspects in the shoot-out might be riding in a car on James Island. Lemon was driving the car.
Accused triggerman Domoneik Washington was not in the car Lemon was driving Friday, but his brother, James Ronald Washington Jr., was, according to an incident report. James Washington was charged with giving false information to police, a misdemeanor.
Lemon is described in arrest warrants as a cousin of Domoneik Washington. Warrants say Lemon was with Washington and three other men at the gas station. Lemon also is accused of having lied to detectives, telling them that he was at the gas station with a girl, warrants say.
According to a records check with the State Law Enforcement Division, Lemon was charged with armed robbery in 2004 after a Back Yard Burger restaurant was robbed by four men, one of whom was armed with a BB gun. Lemon was convicted of a reduced charge of strong-arm robbery in 2005 and given a Youthful Offender Act sentence not to exceed six years, and shock incarceration. He reported to prison in July 2005 and was released in December 2005. He remains on supervised release until July.
Lemon also was awaiting trial after having been charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature on March 16. He was out of jail on $10,000 bail.
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