CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Officials say a man accused of kidnapping and shooting another man "execution-style" on Lincolnville Road late last year is at large after discarding his monitoring device.
Ninth Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson said 29-year-old Travaris Walker stretched out of the bracelet which was monitoring his location earlier this week. A bench warrant has been issued for his arrest.
Walker is facing charges in connection with the December 2011 murder of 25-year-old Marquis Richardson.
Investigators with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office said Richardson was murdered because he failed to return property that belonged to Walker. Investigators would not say what that property was.
Detectives said Richardson was abducted at gunpoint from Norman Street on Dec. 19 and forced into a vehicle before he was driven to Lincolnville Road, where he was shot in the head by Walker.
Richardson's body was found the next day.
Three others are charged in connection with the crime: 29-year-old Fredrick Sanders, 23-year-old Latasha McCall, and 22-year-old King Wilson.
They are charged with kidnapping and accessory before and after the fact of murder.
If you have any information regarding Walker's whereabouts, call Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.