Two men were indicted by an Horry County grand jury for the 2011 fatal shooting of a 19-year-old woman near Conway, according to court records.
Keir Lamont Johnson, 22, of Myrtle Beach, and Carnail Marchindla Graham, 26, of Conway, were each indicted on a charge of murder in connection with the Nov. 8 shooting death of 19-year-old Shaquille Pertelle, who died from a gunshot wound at a home outside Conway off S.C. 548, according to authorities.
Johnson was arrested Dec. 1 and released May 29 on $30,000 bail on the charge, while Graham was charged April 27 and remains jailed without bond, according to records at J. Reuben Long Detention Center.
When police arrived around 3 a.m. Nov. 8, they found the front door of the home had been forced open and Pertelle was dead inside, Horry County police Sgt. Robert Kegler said at the time. Several gunshots had been fired in the house, but Pertelle was shot once, according to a preliminary autopsy report.
According to a records check, Johnson was charged with strong-armed robbery and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime after an incident on Oct. 15, 2009, in the 2300 block of Williams Street in Conway.
Charges in that case remain pending, according to the 15th Judicial Circuit’s website and State Law Enforcement Division records.
Johnson also faces charges from a 2009 incident when a 25-year-old pregnant woman said he assaulted and robbed her in Conway, according to a police report.
Graham was already jailed on unrelated charges when police served the warrant for Pertelle’s homicide.
SLED records show Graham was convicted Aug. 24 on charges of second degree burglary, trafficking ice, crank or crack cocaine more than 10 grams but less than 28 grams, possession of a stolen pistol, and failure to stop for blue lights. He was sentenced to five years on the burglary and trafficking charges, four years on the weapons charge and three years for failing to stop for emergency lights. He is serving those sentences concurrently.
In January 2009, Graham was arrested for driving under suspension and failure to stop for blue lights and was sentenced to serve two years probation. In August of that year, Graham was arrested again on drug charges by Conway police and was sentenced to two years to run concurrently with a violation of probation, but he was credited 178 days for time served.
Graham was convicted again for distribution of cocaine and failure to stop for blue lights in February 2010. He was convicted to two years on each charge to be served concurrently.
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