ORANGEBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) — The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office has found a fifth individual in connection with last week’s fatal shooting.
Dwendell Lamont High, 24, of Summerville, was being sought on a warrant of failure to stop for a blue light. He turned himself in, and is facing charges of murder, attempted murder, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
High appeared at a bond court hearing on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Orangeburg County Magistrate Peggy Doremus deferred bond to a circuit court judge.
High is believed to have been the driver of a vehicle transporting other individuals who have already been charged with murder after a fatal shooting on July 19 in Eutawville.
On that date, OCSO deputies were given the description of a vehicle involved in the shooting that left a 46-year-old woman dead.
Deputies located a vehicle matching that description near Holly Hill. Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, but it sped away and eventually crashed on Salisbury Road east of Holly Hill.
Four others, Za’Quan Markel Taste, 18; Treshawn Markeese Jenkins, 22; Matthew Kamin Brown, 20; and Frank Jemerrl Jarzman Smoot, 20, were taken into custody last week. Each of the men are also facing a murder charge related to the shooting.Richard Walker