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Suspects in shooting case seek reduced bond

Men also charged with witness intimidation

Posted: August 23, 2018 5:00 p.m.
Updated: August 24, 2018 1:00 a.m.
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Two suspects in a shooting and witness intimidation case have asked for reduced bond. Deputies arrested Rick Thomas Kennedy, 22, of Branham Avenue in east Camden, and Brandon Jamarr White, 33, of Pine Tree Drive, Cassatt, in mid-March following an alleged shooting incident reported on Feb. 26 near White’s home.

Online court records show that an attorney representing Kennedy filed a motion to seek a reduced bond on Aug. 13. Those records are unclear as to when the motion might be heard. White’s attorney also filed for a reduced bond in May, but online Kershaw County Detention Center records show both men continue to be held at the county jail on a total of $100,000 bond each.

According to a Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) incident report, the male victim, who also lives on Pine Tree Drive, said he was standing in his front yard on Feb. 22 when a white Chrysler SUV drove by and someone inside the vehicle fired approximately six shots. Deputies reported the man was not struck nor did any bullets strike his home. The victim, himself, said he was unsure in which direction the suspects fired, but believed it was toward him. He identified White (but by a different last name) as the person who discharged the firearm and Kennedy as the other person in the SUV. The man said the incident likely had something to do with an ex-girlfriend, but otherwise did not provide much information as to why the men might be shooting at him.

Deputies at the scene recovered a single 9mm shell casing.

In an email exchange Tuesday, KCSO Capt. Steve Knafelc said that soon after the report was made for the initial assault charges, Kennedy and White allegedly made threats against a witness to the alleged shooting, leading to the additional charges.


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