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Wanted teen in custody for murder

Mekhi J. Moultrie, who was wanted for murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, surrendered to authorities in Goose Creek, SC on September 13, 2023.

Sheriff’s deputies transported Moultrie to the Beaufort County Detention Center on September 14, 2023, where he awaits a bond hearing.

Moultrie’s charges stem from the June 27, 2023 murder of Brandon Simmons on Harbor Breeze Drive, Saint Helena Island.  Simmons was shot to death in his vehicle in the road leading to his home.

Investigators connected Moultrie to the crime through forensic examination of evidence collected at the crime scene.  Arrest warrants were obtained on September 6, 2023.  Investigators had been actively seeking to locate him prior to his surrender.

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