Two SC murder suspects arrested in Monroe, one with history of aggression against police

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Update

The Walton County Sheriff’s Office and the US Marshal’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force located and arrested two suspects wanted out of North Charleston, SC in Monroe Thursday as they were coming out of Longhorns. WCSO Chief Deputy Keith Brooks said they were tracked to Longhorns and were arrested as they left.

Arrested were Davon Laval Heyward, 35 and Dandre Levon Middleton, 35. Both are charged with murder, attempted murder, possession of a firearm during a felony and accessory to murder. They are currently in the Walton county Detention Center awaiting extradition to South Carolina.

According to ABC 4 News out of South Carolina, on Dec. 27 last year Hayward was charged with assault on police, resisting arrest, malicious damage to personal property and threatening the life of a public official following an incident where he allegedly broke into the home of a niece, threatening her and officials when they responded to her 911 call. He was eventually tased and taken into custody. In that incident he was granted a $31,087 bond and released two days later.

Walton County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Office took down two murder suspects as they left Longhorns on Thursday afternoon. Photo credit: Walton County Sheriff’s Office

Initial story

The SWAT team activity near Longhorns on Thursday afternoon was on behalf of the U.S. Marshal’s office.

“We were contacted by the U.S. Marshals  about two subjects wanted for murder out of South Carolina,” said Walton County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Keith Brooks. “The US Marshals had followed them to Walton County and they were believed to be in a subdivision, but it was determined that they were in fact at Longhorns in Monroe.  We waited for them to leave and then they were taken down by Walton County Sheriff’s Office.”

Brooks said both are in custody. Monroe Public Safety Director Keith Glass said Monroe Police Department was aware that the US Marshals and WCSO were looking for the suspects.

Details to follow.

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