Bond denied for suspect arrested in connection to murder on Wadmalaw Island

Broderick Seay
Broderick Seay
Kevin Lamar Howard
Kevin Lamar Howard

WADMALAW ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - A Charleston County Judge has denied bond for 22-year-old Broderick Seay.

Officials with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office say Seay turned himself over to authorities on Friday on a murder charge in connection to the death of Adrian Lyles.

It's the second arrest authorities have made in the case. In April of 2012, Kevin Lamar Howard, the victim's cousin, was arrested for murder and kidnapping.

Court documents state Howard and another man banged on Lyles' door at 78 Ashley Hall Plantation Road on March, 28, 2012.  Authorities say when the victim answered the door, both men assaulted him before forcing him back inside the apartment, then into a gray sedan in the parking lot.

Documents state the suspects drove Lyles to Grans Lane on Wadmalaw Island before fatally shooting him multiple times.

On March 6 of this year, detectives interviewed a witness who reported that on March 28, 2012 he received a call from Howard who told him to meet him at a home.  According to the witness, when he got to the home he observed Howard wearing a T-shirt that was covered in blood, and noticed a bone was sticking out of Howard's left thumb.

The witness said Seay and Howard were acting strange and kept saying to each other "get your head straight."

The witness reported that Howard said something bad had happened and started crying. An affidavit states the following day the witness said they "saw that the victim was killed" and "immediately knew what happened."

An affidavit states the witness knew Seay and positively identified him from a photo.

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