Midlands Crimestoppers | 1-888-CRIME-SC
Midlands Crimestoppers
Contact Crime Stoppers
Crime Stoppers FAQ
Donate to Crime Stoppers
Submit a Tip to Crimestoppers (New Window)
View & Search the Online Crime Map
Home  |  News  |  S.C. State murder suspect sought

S.C. State murder suspect sought
Friday, May 20, 2011

ORANGEBURG, SC - The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) has identified an additional suspect wanted for the murder of a South Carolina State University student last month.

Maurice Shatodd Thompson, 23, is wanted for accessory after the fact of murder in connection with the shooting death of 22-year-old Johnathon Bailey of Holly Hill on April 15, 2011 on the campus of S.C. State.

SLED agents have previously charged and arrested:

Ray Anthony Alston, Jr. (DOB: 9/30/1988) Charge: murder

16-year-old juvenile (DOB: 7/19/1994) Charges: murder/ possession of a firearm during the commission of violent crime

Hillard D. Pinkney (DOB: 3/13/1989) Charge: accessory after the fact of murder

The defendants are accused of meeting Johnathon Bailey on S.C. State's campus on the night of April 15, 2011 for a pre-arranged drug transaction. After a brief discussion, Bailey tried to escape from the men, and was shot in the chest. He later died as a result of the shooting.

The S.C. State Police Department is assisting SLED with the investigation.

Citizens with information on Thompson's whereabouts are urged to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

Source: http://www.abcnews4.com/story/14680546/scus-murder-suspect-sought

If you, or someone you know, have any information regarding any crime, you are encouraged to contact Crimestoppers. You could earn a reward up to $1,000.

Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crimestoppers by calling 1-888-CRIME-SC.

Notice about comments:

Comments left on this site are NOT ANONYMOUS.

Crimestoppers does not take information on crimes here or via standard email because we cannot guarantee your anonymity. Any information sent to us through comments will NOT be acted upon and will be removed. Please call 1-888-CRIME-SC, or use our online tip form to give information anonymously to Crimestoppers.

More from Midlands Crimestoppers

DO NOT attempt to approach, detain, follow or arrest any individual based on this web site's information. As information becomes dated it may become less accurate. Because some wanted persons are being sought for crimes of violence, or are known to be armed, all wanted persons should be considered dangerous. If you have information regarding the identity or whereabouts of any wanted person immediately contact Crime Stoppers or notify your local law enforcement agency.

Site Design & Maintenance:

© Copyright Midlands Crimestoppers. All Rights Reserved.