Police: Lake City attempted murder believed to be gang-related

Police: Lake City attempted murder believed to be gang-related
Kentrell Jackson was charged with attempted murder in the August 22 incident.
Kentrell Jackson was charged with attempted murder in the August 22 incident.

LAKE CITY, SC (WMBF) - A Scranton man accused of attempted murder has a criminal history, according to police records.

Luther Fludd, 20, was charged with two counts of attempted murder October 21, Lake City Police Captain Kelly said.

The charges stem from two separate incidents happening in May and August.

In May, police were called to a fight at the park at the end of Sherwood Drive in Lake City.

Three suspects were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct: Kendrick Tremaine Singletary, Isiah Levert Singletary, and Howard K. Scott, according to the Lake City police report.

Meanwhile, six suspects, including Fludd escaped police, the report states. Shortly after the three suspects were arrested, police said they learned a gunshot victim had been taken to a hospital.

"A short time later, someone said that [police] had another gunshot victim that had ran [into a home on Sherwood Drive]," the report states.

The second victim wouldn't cooperate with police, according to officials.

Later, police said spent shell casings were found at the basketball court where police were first called.

Nearly 90 days later, police responded to an attempted murder incident on Durant Drive. Fludd has been arrested in the case.

The victim was severely injured by a gunshot wound, which caused paralysis, according to Kelly. The victim said Fludd and another suspect, Reginald Wilson, began shooting at each other. The victim said while trying to run away, he was struck in his arm.

Kentrell Jackson was connected to the crime, according to police. Jackson was arrested October 7. Jackson faces two charges: attempted murder, possession of a deadly weapon during a crime and was served a warrant.

The Lake City Police Department said it believes the crimes are connected and gang-related.

Kelly said he believes with more arrests made in the two crimes, gang-related activity will decrease.

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