5 fugitives netted by task force

Alfred Maffucci (from left), David Capers and Jessica Scott

Five fugitives wanted for charges ranging from failing to stop for blue lights to attempted murder were apprehended by federal, state and local authorities working together over the past few days, the U.S. Marshals Office said Tuesday.

The five were arrested by the Operation Intercept Fugitive Task Force, which includes Charleston Police Department, Charleston County Sheriff's Office, North Charleston Police Department and State Law Enforcement Division, as well as the U.S. Marshals Service. All were taken to the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center.

Those arrested are:

David Capers, 23, of Taberwood Circle of Charleston charged by the Charleston police with armed robbery, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and violating probation. He is accused of robbing someone at gunpoint in the Ardmore area of Charleston. He was found Friday near Bailey Street in North Charleston and arrested without incident, according to a news release. A firearm was seized at the time of arrest. He is being held on $250,000 bail set Saturday by Charleston County Magistrate Priscilla Baldwin.

Nathaniel Phoenix, 29, of Birdie Garrett Street in Charleston is charged by the Sheriff's Office with three counts of cocaine possession. Phoenix was located Monday working at a restaurant near downtown Charleston and apprehended while taking out the trash. He was awaiting a bond hearing.

Mark Deangelo Drayton, 28, of Ladson Road in Ladson is charged by the Sheriff's Office with two counts of failing to stop for blue lights and evading arrest. Drayton is alleged to have sped away from a sheriff's deputy, ultimately traveling at speeds over 90 mph on Rivers Avenue. Drayton was found Monday in an apartment complex in Ladson and arrested without incident. He was being held on $26,092 bail set Monday by Magistrate Alvin Bligen.

Jessica Scott, 26, of Tampa Street in Hanahan is charged by North Charleston police with attempted murder. She is accused of stabbing a man at a billiards hall in October. Scott was seven months pregnant at the time of the stabbing, the release said. After eight months on the run, she was located Friday, hiding in a bathroom closet of a residence in Hanahan. She was being held on $20,000 bail set Saturday by Baldwin.

Alfred Maffucci, 49, of Cane Slash Road on Johns Island is charged by the Sheriff's Office with larceny, criminal domestic violence and second-degree assault and battery following an alleged domestic disturbance. Authorities were informed Monday that Maffucci was on Johns Island, unloading a tractor-trailer filled with pine straw. He apparently saw authorities coming toward the truck and was found hiding in the a nearby woods, the release said. He was being held on $21,092 bail set Tuesday by Magistrate Linda S. Lombard.