Suspect in May Greenwood shooting arrested at Berea High
Thursday, November 21, 2013 12:16 PM
A suspect in a Greenwood shooting earlier this year was arrested Thursday after failing to appear in court late last week, according to authorities.
A statement from the Greenville County Sheriff's Office indicated 19-year-old Kentravious Brown, of Greenwood, was taken into custody Thursday morning at Berea High, a Greenville secondary school where he is enrolled as a student, after a school resource officer there was notified he was wanted on a bond violation in Greenwood County.
Deputies took the teen into custody and confirmed the violation stemmed from an attempted murder charge, then turned him over to Greenwood County officers.
The charges originated from a May 28 arrest in which Brown and another Greenwood teen were booked for possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and two counts of attempted murder in connection with a shooting two days prior along Mineral Avenue, just off Edgefield Street. A bullet grazed a 27-year-old man's head and a 20-year-old woman suffered a wound to the buttocks during the south Greenwood shooting.
Greenwood County Violent Crimes Task Force Commander Nick Futch issued a press release Thursday that indicated Brown was held at the Greenwood County Detention Center until July 11, when he was apparently able to make bond. He violated the conditions of that bond when he failed to show up for a court appearance last week, and authorities issued a bench warrant for his arrest.