Police arrest SC man in carjacking and murder www.privateofficer.com
BERKELEY COUNTY, SC April 30 2012 - Authorities are investigating a body that was found on Interstate 26 early Saturday morning in Berkeley County that is connected to a carjacking that occurred in North Charleston.
The North Charleston Police Department says they were called out to a carjacking just before midnight in the 5600 block of Dorchester Road.
According to police, a man armed with a pistol approached a female and another male victim in the parking lot demanding their black 2000 Toyota Camry. The suspect also demanded that the female victim get into the car with him.
The suspect, identified as 27-year-old Tyler Brown-Kelly, then fled in the vehicle with the woman. As the North Charleston officers were searching for the vehicle, they were told that a woman was found dead on the entrance ramp of I-26 near the Jedberg Exit.
A short time later, Dorchester County deputies located the car at a club on Mckeen Street in St. George, where Brown-Kelly was seen running from the vehicle. He was later taken into custody in St. George.
Brown-Kelly will face charges in North Charleston for; kidnapping, carjacking, possession of a firearm during a violent crime and attempted armed robbery.
Investigators say the suspect is also being charged with murder in Berkeley County and is being held at the Hill-Finklea Detention Center in Moncks Corner.
The Berkeley County Coroner’s Office will conduct an autopsy on the body to determine the victim’s cause of death. Her identity has not been released at this time