Crime

Bond revoked for linked suspect

DeAngelo Roseboro and lawyer Leah Moody listen as a judge sets Roseboro’s bond last month at the Chester County Courthouse.
DeAngelo Roseboro and lawyer Leah Moody listen as a judge sets Roseboro’s bond last month at the Chester County Courthouse.

One of three defendants who had been out on bond after being accused of playing a part in the shooting death of Chester City Councilman Odell Williams is back in jail after his bond was revoked.

DeAngelo Roseboro, charged with accessory to murder after the fact, was arrested Thursday and his bond was revoked, according to police in Chester and Chester County jail records.

Roseboro, 20, had been free on $50,000 bond since mid-February. He and four other alleged members of the Roundtree Circle gang were arrested in November and charged in connection with the shooting death of Williams earlier that month.

Roseboro, who had been in the Chester County jail without bond from his arrest in mid-November until being released on bond last month, is now again being held without bond at the county jail, according to jail records. Police and prosecutors say Roseboro violated curfew conditions of his bond.

On Nov. 4, prosecutors have said in court, Roseboro was part of the gang that was planning an armed robbery of a rival gang. When Williams, a retired Chester police officer, was told that the five men were sitting in a truck near his business, he allegedly chased after them.

Defense lawyers have alleged that Williams shot at the men several times before Williams was shot in the head, citing a statement from another of the co-defendants, Terrance Buchanan, 25. Prosecutors have said there is no other evidence that Williams fired first.

Prosecutors allege that Christopher Moore, 18, who is jailed without bond, left the truck during the chase, lay in wait for Williams, then shot and killed him with an assault rifle. Roseboro and co-defendant Derrick Dixon, 20, then returned to pick up Moore, prosecutors have said in court.

Moore is charged with murder and weapon-possession crimes. Roseboro, Buchanan, Dixon and Quinton McClinton, 26, are charged with accessory to murder.

Roseboro’s lawyer, Leah Moody, declined to comment.

Andrew Dys •  803-329-4065

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