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(WMBF) – Stephon Mclain Junior, 22, was charged with the murder of Coastal
Carolina University student Anthony Liddell at his arraignment on Friday.
County Solicitor Jimmy Richardson charged Mclain with the murder but the
magistrate judge that Mclain Junior stood in front of does not have authority
to grant bond in murder cases, so he won't be getting out any time soon.
apprehended a Mclain Junior in Mansfield, Ohio on Wednesday in connection with
the shooting of the CCU student that occurred February 26 at an off-campus housing complex. The Mansfield Police
Department said they were responding to a report of a fight, according to the
arresting officer. Apparently Mclain Junior was acting funny, smelled of
marijuana and started to pull away when the officer approached him.
was put into handcuffs, and when the officer searched his name in a national
crime database, he discovered the warrant for his arrest in Horry County.
was also arrested and charged last week for the same shooting of 19-year-old
CCU sophomore Anthony Darnell Liddell. It could be as early as April when Mclain and McDonald face a
circuit court judge for each of their bond hearings. For now they have taken
residency at J. Reuben Long Detention Center, said officials.
to the narrative information on Mclain Junior's arrest warrant, McDonald
arranged to meet with Liddell at a predetermined location, and evidence reveals
that McDonald and Mclain Junior fired a 40-caliber handgun, striking the
Liddell 3 times, resulting in his death, the warrant stated.
According to the warrant, historical data
reveals that McDonald and Mclain Junior were together directly before and after
the shooting. McDonald admitted to police that he was present during the
shooting and stated that "Black" did the shooting, the warrant
A police official stated that witness
interviews and cell data collected indicate Mclain Junior is known as
"O-Black" and "Ohio," and the number listed for
"O-Blake" in recorded cell data used by McDonald was registered to
CCU President David A. DeCenzo released the
following statement regarding the arrest of a second suspect in custody:
"We are relieved and hopeful this new
development will help law enforcement personnel bring a sense of closure to
this tragic event. We are grateful to all the law enforcement agencies working
so diligently on the case."