Bond denied for 18-year-old Colleton Co. murder suspect

Bond denied for 18-year-old Colleton Co. murder suspect
Jonathan Shamar Moore (Source: Colleton Co. Sheriff's Office)

WALTERBORO, SC (WCSC) - Bond was denied for an 18-year-old accused of murdering two people who had been reported missing last week.

A magistrate judge denied bond for Johnathan Moore on the murder charges because only a circuit court judge can set bond for murder charges. But the judge set bond at $1,000 on a separate gun charge.

Brandon Dewayne Ferguson, 23; and Alexander Blair Blakeney, 28; disappeared Thursday, authorities said.

Their bodies were found in the car Ferguson and Blakeney had last been seen in off Jones Swamp Road in a wooded area Friday morning, Benton said.

Both men died of apparent gunshot wounds, deputies said.

According to the court's website, Moore was on probation for burglary.

A date for a bond hearing before a circuit court judge had not yet been set.

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