Police arrest suspect in Beaufort murder

David Legree (Source: Beaufort Police Department)
David Legree (Source: Beaufort Police Department)

Beaufort Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the Jan. 28 fatal shooting of 48-year-old Michael Edward Smith of Adventure Street.

Police charged 29-year-old David Legree of St. Helena with murder Monday in connection to the case. Authorities believe that a dispute over drugs was the motive. The investigation is still active.

"We went out around dinner time and we noticed there were a lot of flashing lights on a couple of the streets," said neighbor Susan Fritts said. "We had no idea what was going on and then when we got to our destination some friends told us that there had been a shooting in the area."

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