CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The U.S. Marshals Office and Lowcountry authorities teamed up to nab five fugitives over the past two days on various charges including attempted murder, armed robbery, assault and failing to stop for police.
Authorities arrested 23-year-old David Capers, 29-year-old Nathaniel Phoenix, 28-year-old Mark Drayton, 26-year-old Jessica Scott and 49-year-old Alfred Manucci.
Capers is charged with armed robbery, possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime of violence and a probation violation. Capers is accused of robbing a victim at gunpoint in the Ardmore area of Charleston. Authorities say he was located with a firearm near Bailey Street in North Charleston.
Phoenix is charged with three counts of cocaine possession. Phoenix was working at a restaurant located near downtown Charleston and apprehended while taking out the trash. He was transported to the Al Cannon Detention Center.
Drayton is charged with two counts of failing to stop for blue lights and evading arrest. Drayton is alleged to have sped away from a sheriff's deputy, traveling at speeds over 90 miles per hour on Rivers Avenue in an attempt to get away. Drayton was found in an apartment complex in Ladson.
Scott is charged with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing a man at a billiards hall in October 2010. Authorities say after eight months on the run, she was located hiding in a bathroom closet in Hanahan. Scott was transported to the Al Cannon Detention Center to face the charges against her.
Manucci is charged with criminal domestic violence, assault and larceny following a purported domestic disturbance. Manucci was located on John's Island unloading a tractor trailer filled with pine straw. Manucci was found hiding in the woods near the truck and placed into custody.
The U.S. Marshal led Operation Intercept Fugitive Task Force, working in conjunction with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, Charleston City Police, North Charleston Police Department, and SLED.
"It is difficult to hide from the law, for we are always on the lookout for fugitives. The U.S. Marshals, working alongside their fellow law enforcement officers, are always working hard towards making our communities and neighborhoods a safer place to live. I thank and praise our law enforcement partners for their efforts and their diligence." stated Kelvin Washington, U.S. Marshal for South Carolina.