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More charges may be filed in shooting death of Marine last week

The 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office has begun reviewing the case of an armed robbery attempt that left one Marine dead last week.

The Beaufort Police Department made six arrests after the Nov. 22 incident, in which Pfc. Jerrit Timberson, 20, of Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort was shot and killed after he reportedly pulled a fake pistol during an alleged drug deal.

After a thorough review, the office will decide whether any additional charges should be filed, Deputy Solicitor Sean Thornton said.

“There’s no definitive amount of time it will take,” Thornton said. “We want it done right.”

Last week, police charged 18-year-old Pfc. Sierra Danielle Powers, 20-year-old Pfc. Brandi Toniqua Hardy, and 19-year-old Champagne White-Timberson, wife of the dead Marine, with criminal conspiracy for allegedly planning the robbery attempt. Kelsey Terrell Dent, 18, of Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, is also charged with armed robbery.

Hardy and Powers are stationed at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island.

Dent and Timberson allegedly tried to rob Kyle Brather Lyttle, 21, of Beaufort with fake guns.

Lyttle pulled a real gun and shot Timberson, police said. Lyttle was charged with two marijuana offenses and is out on bond. He has not been charged in the shooting.

Police have declined to say whether White-Timberson, Hardy or Powers were at the scene of the robbery attempt.