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Three arrested in connection with murder during Craigslist transaction

Darian Washington and Chavasse Michal Smith. (Source: Orangeburg-Calhoun Regional Detention Center) Darian Washington and Chavasse Michal Smith. (Source: Orangeburg-Calhoun Regional Detention Center)
CALHOUN COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

Calhoun County investigators have arrested three men in connection with the fatal shooting of one man and wounding of another following a Craigslist transaction gone wrong.

The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office says Chavasse Michal Smith, 19, has been charged with murder, attempted armed robbery, possession of a firearm during a violent crime, and receiving stolen goods. Bond was quickly denied for Smith on Tuesday afternoon. Smith's brother, Hasani Smith, has also been charged.

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The third man, Darian Tyrell Washington, 20, has also been charged with accessory after the fact in connection with the case. Bond was granted for Washington.

According to investigators, Branden William Boyd, 22, met both men at a truck stop late Monday evening regarding an iPhone listed on Craigslist. The two men sat in a vehicle negotiating the sale when an argument began and escalated. Officials say several shots were fired, killing Boyd and wounding another.

"What one of them remembered is that one of the suspects, he heard a gun rack, an automatic slide rack, and saw him pull a gun out and say we're going to take it all," Sheriff Thomas Summers said.

Hasani and Chavasse now sit behind bars facing murder charges along with several other felonies. 

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