Man faces 4 counts of attempted murder in Darlington incident
By Bobby Bryant, Editor
Darlington police have charged a man with four counts of attempted murder as they investigate a May 15 shooting incident that injured a child.
The 6-year-old child was hurt during an incident in the Parrott Street neighborhood in which neighbors reported several shots being fired. In a statement, Darlington Police Chief Kelvin Washington did not say exactly how the child was hurt; according to one report, not confirmed by police, he or she was shot twice in the back.
Washington said the department’s investigation of the shooting led to the arrests of two men, both residents of 409 Parrott St., Apt. 12.
Markeis Altayveon Agbo-Thomas, 21, was charged with four counts of attempted murder and served with a municipal bench warrant, Washington said. Bond had not been set for him as of midweek. Alvin Marquell Thomas, 22, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and also was served with a bench warrant, Washington said.
The arrests came after the Darlington Police Department and Darlington County Sheriff’s Office executed search warrants at the Parrott Street apartment complex.
Washington said weapons, ammunition and marijuana were found at the Thomas’ apartment.
Washington thanked the DCSO for its aid in the case and said: “No violence of any kind will be tolerated within the city limits of Darlington.”