Beaufort News

Seabrook man charged in Sheldon shooting death not awarded bond

A 25-year-old Seabrook man accused in the shooting death of a man in Sheldon late Tuesday afternoon was not awarded bond on Wednesday.

Dontarious Wright will go before a circuit court judge Aug. 31 for a bond hearing, according to the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office Communications Director Jeff Kidd. Wright’s bond was not decided by a magistrate court judge on Wednesday because his alleged crime is a capital offense. He will remain incarcerated until the bond hearing.

Wright was arrested Tuesday night after he was found hiding in a Gray Road shed in the Big Estates community by Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office deputies, according to a Sheriff’s Office release Tuesday night. He was transported to the Sheriff’s Office to be interviewed before he was incarcerated.

Wright is charged with murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, according to online detention center and court records. He was booked in the Beaufort County Detention Center shortly after 10 p.m.

Wright is accused of killing 40-year-old Lamont Manigo of Yemassee around 5:30 p.m. on Leaping Frog Lane in Sheldon, according to the Sheriff’s Office release. Manigo suffered at least one gunshot wound.

Wright was sentenced to 4 years in prison after being convicted of a 2013 strong-arm robbery, according to online Beaufort County court records. He pleaded guilty in 2010 to a charge of assault with intent to kill and was sentenced to community service time and probation after jail time was suspended, according to the court records.

Joan McDonough: 843-706-8125, @IPBG_Joan