Police searching for 2 suspects in bartender’s murder, two women in custody

North Charleston Police announced Friday that arrest warrants have been issued for two men involved in the shooting death of Eric Brantley. Police are searching for De’Andre Murphy and Jahmal Green.

  • De’Andre Marquell Murphy (Age 17, born 05/22/98) of Pine Forest Drive in North Charleston (pictured left)
  • Jahmal Jerome Green Jr (Age 17, born 05/20/98) of East Montague Ave in North Charleston (pictured right)

Anyone with information the suspects whereabouts should contact North Charleston Police at 843-554-5700 or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.

Murphy (left) Green (right)
Murphy (left) Green (right)

 

We looked through the background reports for both Murphy and Green. Both are not even 18 yet, but they have faced a list of charges in the past.

DeAndre Murphy’s List of Previous Charges:

  • March 30, 2016 Simple Possession of Marijuana
  • October 25, 2016 Unlawful Carrying Firearm
  • October 25, 2016 Sale/Possession of Pistols
  • October 25, 2016 Discharging Firearm in the city
  • October 15, 2015 Trespassing
  • October 13, 2015 Manufacturing and Distributing Cocaine base drugs like ice, crack and crank

Jahmal Green Jr.’s List of Previous Charges:

  • March 19, 2016 Possession of Cocaine
  • March 19, 2016 Receiving Stolen Goods
  • May 20, 2015 Attempted Murder
  • May 20, 2015 Failure to Stop for Blue Lights
  • May 20, 2015 Hindering Police
  • July 18, 2014 Assault and Battery

Earlier Friday, North Charleston Police announced that two women were arrested overnight in connection to the murder of popular Park Circle bartender Eric Brantley.

Victoria Deas, 20, and London Maybank, also 20, are charged with accessory to murder after the fact. They were booked into the Al Cannon Detention Center at 3am Friday morning. They faced a bond judge on Friday morning and were denied bond.

The victim, 43 year old Eric Brantley, was found shot to death in a parking lot near Park Circle early Wednesday morning.

Brantley worked at The Sparrow off Montague Avenue and was well-known amongst the food and beverage crowd in Charleston. “He was just a lot of fun to spend time with not just at the bar but off the clock as friend,”  said Michael Fischer, who says Brantley was a regular at The Recovery Room on Upper King Street.

Dozens came out North Charleston United Methodist Church for an impromptu vigil to honor Brantley. “We really just wanted to have a safe place for people to gather and pray,” said Rev. Wendy Hudson-Jacoby, who organized the vigil.

Several flowers and a miniature motorcycle sat at the foot of the steps leading into The Sparrow.

The Sparrow closed early Wednesday night so employees could grieve the loss of their colleague.

Brantley’s is the 12 homicide in North Charleston this year.

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