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He was out on bond for 2 murder charges. Then punched a man at Waffle House, MB cops say

Myrtle Beach killing: Suspect rejects plea in double murder

Man rejects manslaughter plea offer in connection to a double murder case in Myrtle Beach. Police arrested Aliga Campbell in connection to a 2016.
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Man rejects manslaughter plea offer in connection to a double murder case in Myrtle Beach. Police arrested Aliga Campbell in connection to a 2016.

A 22-year-old man who was out on bond for two murder charges was arrested this week after allegedly punching and slamming a man’s head against a wall at a Myrtle Beach Waffle House.

Aliga Da’Sun Farrie Campbell of Myrtle Beach is charged with third-degree assault and battery in connection to an early morning incident Saturday, warrants state.

In the most recent incident, Myrtle Beach police went to Waffle House at 711 Frontage Road E. for an assault. Security footage shows Campbell walked up to a victim, punched him in the face and hit the victim’s head against a wall, authorities said.

Campbell then fled the scene, but officers were able to identify him through prior arrests, warrants state.

Campbell was out on bond after being charged with two counts of murder in connection to a Myrtle Beach shooting from July 2016, when firefighters say they found Dameion Hakeem Alston, 26, and Marquis Jamal Burgess, 27, both critically wounded outside the Warren Street station’s door.

The two were taken to the hospital where they later died.

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J. Reuben Long Detention Center

Calvin Derrell Ford also was charged in connection to the shooting. Mary-Ellen Walter, assistant solicitor from the 15th Circuit, said Ford has a “stand your ground” hearing related to the case scheduled for early this year.

In December, Campbell rejected the state’s plea deal of voluntary manslaughter with a recommendation of 25 to 30 years in prison. He could face life in prison.

Senior solicitor Josh Holford said the state has filed a motion to revoke Campbell’s bond based on his new charge. He is scheduled to appear in court this week.

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