A Beaufort man wanted in connection with the death of a man whose body was found on St. Helena Island in November turned himself in to authorities on Monday morning.
Tayquan Lampkin, 20, surrendered at the Beaufort County Law Enforcement Center and faces charges of being an accessory after the fact of murder related to the death of 35-year-old Ver’mon Steve.
Lampkin was taken to the Beaufort County Detention Center and is being held on a $50,000 bond.
Steve’s body was found off Pea Patch Lane on St. Helena on Nov. 18 after he disappeared from his Green Street home Oct. 25.
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Varsheen Antuan Smith, 39, and Tyron Anthony Wallace, 21, were charged with kidnapping in connection with his disappearance.
On the day he disappeared, an acquaintance of Steve’s went to his Green Street home to meet with him. Steve was not there.
When he arrived, the acquaintance was allegedly tied up and held at gunpoint by Smith and Wallace. Smith, Steve’s roommate, and Wallace allegedly threatened him with a gun before deciding to let him go, according to a Beaufort Police Department release.
Once the acquaintance left the home, he contacted Steve’s mother to tell her about her son’s disappearance.
Smith and Wallace left Beaufort County after the incident. Police obtained warrants for both men on Oct. 30, the release said.
Smith was arrested Nov. 5 in Hall County, Ga., and was also charged with possession of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, the release said.
Wallace turned himself in to the Police Department Nov. 16.