CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Police say they arrested a man in bond court Wednesday after determining he was actually trying to buy drugs when he was assaulted and robbed by a 2010 murder suspect.
According to the Charleston Police Department, Joshua LaChance, 22, appeared in bond court Wednesday and told the judge the suspect, 22-year-old Darnell Seagers, was not actually the man who attacked and robbed him.
Bond court was placed on hold until the investigating detective arrived, and shortly after he got there, it was determined that LaChance was actually trying to buy drugs from Seagers, who was out on bond from a 2010 murder charge.
Police say Seagers robbed LaChance at gunpoint around 8:45 p.m. on Aug. 30 at 1775 Ashley Hall Road, taking his money, cell phone, and cigarettes.
Seagers is charged with armed robbery and LaChance is now charged with conspiracy to commit narcotics violations.
Seagers has been out on bond for the murder of Travis Antwan Anderson, who was shot in the area of 42 Norman Street on August 28, 2010. Police say Seagers was supposed to be under house arrest at his mother's home.