A North Charleston man experienced a heart attack Friday in the moments after he was arrested on a murder charge, police said.
Mario Archield, 33, was charged with murder in the September 2016 shooting death of 32-year-old Clay Crudup.
Crudup, who lived on Leland Street, was visiting a cousin in North Charleston's Union Heights community. Crudup was shot in a park and then stumbled to a corner on Arbutus Street where he collapsed, authorities said. Investigators wrote in an incident report that several bags of marijuana were on the ground at the scene.
On Friday, after a warrant for Archield's arrest had been issued, he ran from police upon being spotted by officers, according to the report. Following a brief foot chase, Archield was apprehended near Beach Avenue.
After he was taken into custody, Archield told Al Cannon Detention Center officials he was having chest pains. Archield was transported to the hospital where a doctor advised Archield was having a heart attack, according to the incident report.
Court officials said that Archield was released from the hospital Monday and that he hadn't yet appeared in court. In South Carolina, only a circuit court judge has the authority to set bail for a murder defendant.