Suspect in Beaufort resident Apps' killing denied bond

loberle@beaufortgazette.comMay 19, 2014 

One of the two suspects in the death of 25-year-old Beaufort native William Alexander Apps, who authorities say was killed while trying to sell his truck in Charleston, was denied bond Friday, according to the 9th Circuit Solicitor's Office.

Charleston resident Isaac Romell Williams, 21, was denied bond on charges of kidnapping and murder.

The other suspect, 20-year-old Jquan Marquel Scott of Charleston, was not listed on Friday's bond-hearing schedule, and the Charleston County Detention Center log says no bond has been set for him.

Apps' body was found Oct. 7 in woods in Mount Pleasant.

That same day, Scott was charged with murder, kidnapping, armed robbery and possession of a firearm during a violent crime, and Williams was charged with kidnapping and murder. Scott and Williams both remain in the Charleston County jail.

Charleston County Deputy Coroner Brittney Martin has said Apps was killed by a gunshot wound to the head Oct. 3, the day he disappeared. That day, he had shown his 2006 Chevrolet pickup truck to the two, who had responded to his advertisement on the online site Craigslist, authorities said.

According to affidavits from the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, the pair met Apps at a Charleston Hardee's restaurant to discuss purchasing Apps' truck and shot him while driving over the Ravenel Bridge in the truck.

Apps, a former Okatie resident and Beaufort Academy student, was a senior at the College of Charleston.

A trial has not been set for Williams or Scott, according to the 9th Circuit Solicitor's Office in Charleston.

Follow reporter Laura Oberle at twitter.com/IPBG_Laura.

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