CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston County deputies say two suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of a Beaufort man whose body was found near a power substation in Mt. Pleasant Monday night.
Jquan Scott, 19, 20, have been arrested for the kidnapping and murder of 25-year-old William Alexander Apps. Bond was denied for both men Tuesday night.
The Charleston County Coroner's Office confirmed Tuesday that Apps, of Meeting Street, was found dead by detectives near a power substation off Magrath Darby Boulevard around 8:30 p.m. Monday, several days after he was reported missing.
According to the coroner's office, Apps died from a gunshot wound to the head.
At a press conference Tuesday, Sheriff Al Cannon said Apps was trying to sell his 2006 Chevrolet truck on Craigslist, and the suspects responded to his ad on Thursday. He met the two men at a Hardees on Spring Street in downtown Charleston.
"The victim's mother was also present in a separate vehicle," Cannon said."The victim advised her to go on and that the sale was not going to occur at that time. That he was going to take the two individuals back to their home."
According to Cannon, shortly after the victim and the suspects left Hardees, they went over the Ravenel Bridge where Apps was shot and killed. Cannon said he believes that Apps was shot in the front passenger seat based on evidence collected.
Cannon said the suspects then dragged Apps' body in a wooded area off of Magrath Darby Boulevard.
Scott then drove Apps' truck to USC Beaufort to party with friends after the shooting, deputies say. After he was caught, Cannon said Scott led authorities to Apps' body Monday night.
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