Aiken man charged with accessory to 2012 murder
An Aiken man has been charged with accessory after the fact in connection with a shooting death on New Year's Eve in 2012, according to the Aiken Department of Public Safety.
Marco Taylor, 29, of Hampton Avenue, was placed in the Aiken County detention center, where he remained on Friday afternoon.
He is accused of withholding information related to the shooting death of 22-year-old Joseph Brown on Dec. 31, 2012.
On the night of the murder, officers were called to an apartment on the 400 block of Fairfield Street about 9:30 p.m., where they found Brown lying behind an apartment with gunshot wounds to the abdomen, chest and legs, according to an incident report.
He was taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center, where he died early the next morning.
Jamar Nicholas White, 28, turned himself in to authorities on Jan. 2, 2013. He was charged with murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and remains incarcerated.
Officers obtained an arrest warrant for Taylor this week.
“He had information about the crime and did not report it, and was not honest when he was interviewed about it,” said Capt. David Turno, a spokesman for Aiken Public Safety.
Taylor could be facing additional charges.
The case remains under investigation, and Turno said more arrests are possible “if the investigation turns that way.”
Teddy Kulmala covers the crime and courts beat for the Aiken Standard and has been with the newspaper since August 2012. He is a native of Williston and majored in communication studies at Clemson University.