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2 Chester High students arrested in connection with Myrtle Beach homicide

Jonathan McFadden
jmcfadden@heraldonline.com

CHESTER Two Chester teenagers were arrested Wednesday in connection with a deadly shooting in Myrtle Beach that left a man dead in a motel parking lot, authorities said.

Sheriff's deputies, along with the State Law Enforcement Division, city of Chester Police Department and Myrtle Beach Police Department, found Meleke De'shawn Stewart, 18, at his home in Chester at about 2 p.m., according to a Chester County Sheriff's news release.

They also arrested Broderick Roscoe, also 18, of Chester in connection with the slaying, Myrtle Beach Police Capt. David Knipes said Thursday morning.

Both teens arrested are rising seniors at Chester High School, according to Chester schools spokeswoman Brooke Clinton.

Stewart, a former state champion on Chester High School's wrestling team, and Roscoe are accused in the shooting death of a North Carolina man found dead at a Days Inn motel on Monday, Knipes said.

Police were sent to the hotel after receiving calls about a suspicious man sitting in a black 2007 Mazda, according to a Myrtle Beach Police report. Police found Alton Antonio Daniels, 34, of Brunswick County, N.C., unresponsive with blood on his chest.

Authorities released surveillance images of three people they believed had information about the killing and requesting the public's help in finding them. Knipes on Thursday said none of those suspects are connected to the slaying, but were sought because they were linked to evidence uncovered in Daniels' car.

That evidence, Knipes said, has nothing to do with the murder investigation.

The Herald's news partner, WSOC-TV, spoke with Chester wrestling coach Joe Conlan, who said he can't say much except that he feels for all the families involved in the homicide in Myrtle Beach.

Stewart earlier this year became the first wrestler at Chester High to win two AAA division state wrestling championships back-to-back.

At 170 pounds, he took home the championship title in March after winning it the first time last season.

He returned to the mat in January after spending the first half to the season recuperating from a blood clot in his knee.

"Coach said everybody will be hunting for you," he told The Herald in February. "No matter what, I had to put in the hard work."

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Jonathan McFadden •  803-329-4082
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