Two 18-year-old Chester men were charged Thursday with murder in the shooting death of a North Carolina man, who was found sitting in his vehicle in Myrtle Beach, authorities said.
Broderick Roscoe and Meleke Dashawn Stewart, both 18 and from Chester, were each charged with murder Thursday by Myrtle Beach police, according to Myrtle Beach Jail records. Stewart also was charged with possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. Both men are being held pending bond hearings.
Myrtle Beach police charged the men in connection with 34-year-old Alton Antonio Daniels of Shallotte, N.C., being found shot to death inside his vehicle at 8:50 a.m. Monday, Capt. David Knipes said. Daniels was partially sitting inside his black Mazada 6, which was parked in an overflow parking lot at Ninth Avenue South and Yaupon Drive, which was available to guests at the nearby Days Inn.
Roscoe and Stewart were each taken into custody Wednesday in Chester County and later transported to the Myrtle Beach Jail, Knipes said.
In arrest affidavits filed against the men, police said Roscoe told investigators that he and Stewart had planned to meet Daniels to rob him. Cellphone records showed a phone that belonged to Stewart had called and texted Daniels multiple times about meeting for sex in exchange for money.
Records placed Stewart’s phone at the parking lot at the time of the shooting, according to the affidavit.
Police had searched for two men and a woman they identified in surveillance photos, but those people were cleared of any involvement in the incident, Knipes said.
A check with the State Law Enforcement Division records showed that Stewart and Roscoe do not have any previous arrests.