Aiken County Sheriff’s Office charges 5 adults and a minor with murder of 15-year-old

A second car seen at a home on Fairview Road home now puts Ronquavis Howard, Raihem McCorkle and a juvenile in the center of a murder investigation according to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office.
A second car seen at a home on Fairview Road home now puts Ronquavis Howard, Raihem McCorkle and a juvenile in the center of a murder investigation according to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office.

AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF) – A 15-year-old arrested and charged with murder was again denied release at a detention hearing this week.

The minor appeared in court for his 10-day review on Thursday.

An Aiken County judge decided to keep him in the states custody.

WJBF NewsChannel 6 has learned prosecutors filed a motion to have the teen tried as an adult.

The motion was granted by the courts.

A pre-waiver evaluation is being conducted at this time.

A full hearing will be held once the evaluation is complete to determine if the minor can be tried as an adult.

He will remain at the juvenile detention center in Columbia.

The teen is one of 6 people charged with the death of 15-year-old Midland Valley High School student, Jordan Shores.

The other 5 suspects will be tried as adults and are set to face a judge on January 6th, 2017 for their first court appearance.

Count on WJBF NewsChannel 6 to bring you the latest on this developing story. 


AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF) – A teen arrested and charged with murder was denied release at a detention hearing on Wednesday morning.

An Aiken County judge decided to keep the 15-year-old in the states custody.

The teenager will reappear in court on December 1st for a 10-day review hearing.

For now he will remain at the juvenile detention center in Columbia, South Carolina.

Count on WJBF NewsChannel 6 to bring you the latest on this developing story. 


AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF) – Four more people were arrested in connection to a deadly home invasion last week.

That makes a total of 6 people charged with the murder of 15-year-old Jordan Shores.

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office arrested two teens and a minor on Monday at Silver Bluff High School and 19-year-old adult suspect, Aikel Harrison, turned himself in Monday night.

According to initial reports three suspects took off in a red sedan after the shooting, leading to a car-chase. Not long after the incident deputies were able to catch two of the three men.

However, investigators have now determined there were actually two cars outside the home, with three more suspects in the other vehicle.

“Our Patrol Sergeant chased one of them,” said Captain Eric Abdullah. “While the other vehicle went the other direction.”

A second car seen at a home on Fairview Road home now puts Ronquavis Howard, 17,  Raihem McCorkle,17, and a juvenile in the center of a murder investigation according to the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.

Early Friday morning, Jordan Shores was shot during a home invasion and another victim was hit with a weapon.

Captain Abdullah says he cannot comment on whether Howard, McCorkle or the juvenile also went inside the home, but says the puzzling murder of the Midland Valley High School student all leads back to the teen’s PlayStation 4.

“As far as a motive at this point, you still cannot confirm?” Asked WJBF NewsChannel 6’s Stefany Bornman.

“Well if you look at the charges, that these suspects have been charged with, we can go ahead and infer that the motive is robbery.” Abdullah told WJBF NewsChannel 6.

WJBF NewsChannel 6 has learned two of the suspects were involved in athletics at Silver Bluff High School.

According to the 2015-2016 basketball roster Raihem McCorkle played guard and forward for the bulldogs.

The 2016 football roster shows Howard played corner back on the varsity team.

Charges for all 6 suspects have been upgraded to include 1 count of murder, 2 counts of attempted murder, first degree burglary, armed robbery and 1 count of possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

“Did any of these kids know each other?” Asked WJBF NewsChannel 6’s Stefany Bornman.

“I can’t go into the details of their relationship because I don’t know exactly how their interaction occurred,” Abdullah said. “So there’s no way possible for me to be able to comment or speculate on that.”

On Wednesday, the 15-year-old has a detention hearing in Aiken County. A judge will decide whether to release him back to his parents or keep him in the states custody.

The state is seeking continued detention.

Undraize Dixon, 17, and Deonte Schultz, 17, will make a first appearance in court on January 6th, 2017.

Prosecutors say a court date has not been set for the other 3 suspects.

Count on WJBF NewsChannel 6 to bring you the latest on this developing story. 

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