2 charged with murder after mobile home park shooting

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2 charged with murder after mobile home park shooting

By ANNE CHRISTNOVICH
achristnovich@islandpacket.com
Published Wednesday, September 19, 2012   |  479 Words  |  

Two men have been charged with murder, kidnapping and armed robbery in connection with the death of a 22-year-old Lady's Island man who was shot Sept. 6 in a Burton mobile home park.

Brandon Adron Singleton, 28, was arrested the day after Quantize Greer was killed at Taylor's Mobile Home Park at 482 Parris Island Gateway.

The whereabouts of a second suspect, Walter Travoy Tucker, 28, were still unknown Wednesday, according to Beaufort County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Sgt. Robin McIntosh.

The suspects were not residents of the mobile home park but likely were there to conduct a drug deal, McIntosh said. She said she can't yet elaborate on the events leading to the shooting.

Initially, Singleton was charged only with kidnapping, and Tucker was named a "person of interest." The other charges against Singleton were filed Sept. 12, and warrants for Tucker's arrest have since been issued. Tucker, also known as "Oowee," might have fled to Atlanta, the area of his last known address, McIntosh said. He is considered armed and dangerous.

McIntosh declined to say why Singleton was not initially charged with murder or why Tucker became a suspect. However, she said "the evidence and the witness information allowed us to pursue further charges."

Singleton has been arrested 15 times in Beaufort County since 2000, including charges of assault and battery with intent to kill, and other instances of kidnapping and armed robbery, according to the Beaufort County Detention Center log. The jail log does not show any arrests for Tucker in Beaufort County.

The incident marks the second shooting in the mobile home park this year. A 30-year-old Port Royal man was shot in the face and left calf March 21. The victim, who was apparently visiting friends who lived in the park, survived, but no one has been charged in the case, which also is believed to be drug-related, authorities say.

Sheriff's Office reports filed between March 21 and June 12 indicate at least three men were involved in the incident but only one of them could have been the shooter. Neither witnesses nor the victim could name who pulled the trigger. The reports also say that statements from those questioned are contradictory.

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