The Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office has arrested five individuals as a result of an ongoing murder investigation for an incident that occurred on Aug. 8.
According to Lt. Trevor Murphy, deputies were dispatched to Glen Street in Bennettsville in reference to a shooting incident on Hwy 38 South on Aug. 8.
Jaswan Malik Williams, 22, and friends were returning from a rap concert in Latta when another vehicle pulled up near them and began shooting into his vehicle. Williams was struck multiple times and died as a result of the shooting.
Another passenger was also shot but later recovered at an area hospital.
Five individuals were arrested wereTorquerey La’veil James of Bennettsville, 19;
Savon Cain of Bennettsville, 20; Takeem Ford of Bennettsville, 19; Jamiek Jerrel McCoy of Bennettsville, 19; and Shymira Nyshelle Hope of McColl, 24.
James, Cain, Ford, and McCoy have all been arrested and charged with one count of murder, three counts of attempted murder, criminal conspiracy, and discharging a firearm into a vehicle.
They were arraigned at the Marlboro County Magistrate’s Office on Friday, Oct. 30.
Hope was arrested on Oct. 29 and charged with obstructing justice. She was released from the Marlboro County Detention Center on a personal recognizance bond on Oct. 30.
This case has been referred to the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office for prosecution.