Eight additional arrest made in the shooting death of Amon Rice
RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WACH)-- Siblings along with six others have been charged in connection with the fatal Greenlake Drive shooting that claimed the life of a Midlands athlete.
According to the Richland County Sheriff's Department 20-year-old Jordan Terrell Myer, 18-year-old Kenneth Roger Robinson Jr., 18-year-old Jewayne Marquise Price, 39-year-old Tawana Ivery and 18-year-old Thaiyeah Keisha Keel are all facing charges in connection with the death of Amon Rice.
Deputies say Myer and Robinson Jr. have been charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime,.Price, Ivery and Keel have all been charged with accessory before the fact.
They are all being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.
Additionally, a 15-year-old whose name is being withheld because he is a minor, was charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. Two 16-year-old girls have also been charged with accessory before the fact, Jada Mahogan'e Price and Amaya Ty'Rian Roberts have both been charged as adults.
As of now 16 people have been charged in connection with Rice's death.
In May a Hopkins mother and her three children were charged in connection with the shooting.
Earlier this month four others were charged with accessory after the fact in connection with the case.
According to the department, Jewayne and Jada are siblings and the two were arrested on June 5.
Rice was a student athlete at Lower Richland High school where he played on the varsity basketball team.
The investigation is still ongoing, if you know anything about this incident you are urged to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.