Hampton County woman sentenced in drug-related shooting

07/24/2014 2:55 PM

03/14/2015 2:11 AM

A Hampton County woman was sentenced in federal court Thursday in connection to a fatal drug-related shooting, officials say.

Roqel Connors, 23, of Garnett, received 10 years in Charleston’s federal court for discharging a firearm as part of a drug trafficking crime, U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles said in a statement released Thursday.

Evidence presented at the hearing showed that after Connors arranged to sell marijuana to a man in Beaufort in 2011, an argument broke out with another man who was sitting in the back seat of a vehicle where the transaction was taking place, Nettles said.

Connors fired a Glock handgun into the vehicle striking the driver, Mark Kevin Jones, in the back of the head, killing Jones.

Connors also received five years supervised release to follow the sentence.

Mindy Lucas

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