Raekwon Tariq Graham, 18, the second person charged in the shooting on Ocean Boulevard, was denied bond during his hearing Tuesday afternoon on six counts of attempted murder.
“I have some real concerns,” Judge Glenn T. Ohanesian said during the hearing. “I think that based on the information describing the incident that there would be substantial potential danger to the community if you were released. I also find that based on your out-of-state residence that there is … a substantial flight risk.”
“I turned myself in, I didn’t run,” Graham said during the hearing in response to the decision. “I just want to go back and attend school, have a chance to finish the school that I started.”
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Tuesday’s hearing acted as Graham’s second hearing after police found that the criminal history of another man with a similar name was used in the determination of his bond during his initial hearing on July 14.
During the first hearing Graham was denied bond on six counts of attempted murder.
The charges include: first-degree assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct, first-degree burglary; first-degree assault and battery; and malicious injury to property.
“The criminal history contained arrest records of a defendant with a similar name, Raequawn Graham, who has a date of birth with the same month and year,” a news release from the Myrtle Beach Police Department states. “During the bond hearing proceedings, the Judge documented the arrest record of Raequawn Graham as that of Raekwon Graham.”
The Sun News reported that Lt. Joey Crosby of Myrtle Beach police stated that police have no question that Raekwon Tariq Graham, the man detained, is connected to the Ocean Boulevard shooting.
During Tuesday’s hearing Ohanesian said, “My decision today will be based solely on the information that I have been provided at this bond hearing.”
Deris J’Shaun Little, 17, of Mt. Gilead, N.C., was accused of shooting a gun into a crowd outside the Wayfarer Motel on Ocean Boulevard.
Little was denied bond on July 11 on seven counts of attempted murder.
He is also charged with possession of a weapon during a violent crime, with a $30,000 bond, and carjacking, with a $50,000 bond. Little is being tried as an adult.