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S.C. State murder suspect sought

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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.

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