Third suspect arrested in deadly Burton shooting

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Third suspect arrested in deadly Burton shooting

By ANNE CHRISTNOVICH
achristnovich@beaufortgazette.com
Published Friday, October 19, 2012   |  433 Words  |  

A third suspect was charged Friday in the Sept. 6 shooting death of a Lady's Island man at Taylor's Mobile Home Park in Burton.

Travis Abe Polite, 32, was arrested at about 9:30 a.m. outside his home on Morgan Road in Dale. He faces murder and armed-robbery charges, according to Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Capt. Bob Bromage.

Polite was wanted in connection with the death of Quantize Greer, 22, who died shortly after being shot in the mobile home park at 482 Parris Island Gateway. Authorities believe the shooting may have been drug-related. The warrants for Polite's arrest were issued less than a week ago, Bromage said.

Polite's criminal record in Beaufort County dates to 2003 and includes charges of armed robbery, second-degree burglary and mob-related violence. All those charges have been dropped, except a 2009 armed robbery case, which is still pending.

Two other suspects -- Brandon Adron Singleton and Walter Travoy Tucker, both 28 -- were arrested Sept. 7 and Sept. 22, respectively.

Singleton was arrested outside his home on Kean's Neck Road. Tucker was found hiding under a sink in Buncombe County, N.C.

Both were charged with kidnapping, in addition to murder and armed robbery. Bromage declined to provide details about the kidnapping charge but said it had to do with the suspects' "different levels of involvement."

Singleton, who was indicted by a grand jury Thursday, and Polite remained in the Beaufort County Detention Center as of Friday night.

Tucker is still in the Buncombe County Detention Facility. A court date regarding his fugitive warrant is set for Oct. 29. At the time of his arrest, the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office said he would eventually be extradited to Beaufort County.

Bromage declined to say whether there are more suspects in the case but said the investigation continues.

Sheriff P.J. Tanner said there are more leads to pursue.

"This case has had a lot of left turns and right turns and a lot of new developments," he said late Friday. "Even though it happened in September, all in all I think the investigation is going well."

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