Updates: Arrests Made in Recent Shooting Investigations

By September 11, 2019 Press Releases

Columbia Police Chief W.H. ‘Skip’ Holbrook announces that several significant arrests have been made in connection with recent shooting investigations.

Beginning with the Most Recent Incidents:

7311 Patterson Road | Friday, September 6, 2019

Columbia Police Department (CPD) investigators have identified a male suspect accused of fatally shooting a man in the upper body while at a Patterson Road home early Friday morning.

36-year-old James Hanton (DOB: 7-3-1983) was captured last night in Buffalo, New York by members of the Buffalo, New York Police Department and the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force. He is currently housed at the Eerie County Holding Center in Eerie County, New York.

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Once extradited to Columbia and served CPD arrest warrants, Hanton will be charged with Murder and Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime.

Hanton allegedly shot 25-year-old Michael Brice in the upper body after an argument between acquaintances.

4411 Mountain Drive | Friday, September 6, 2019 | ShotSpotter Alert

In a related case, 21-year-old Dabreon Derrick (DOB: 6-11-1998), a relative of victim Brice was arrested on Friday, September 6, 2019 in a suspected retaliatory shooting at an occupied car on Mountain Drive. It is not believed that the victims at the Mountain Drive home were directly connected to the Patterson Road murder.

Derrick is housed at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center (ASGDC) charged with Two Counts of Attempted Murder, and Possession a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime.

100 Lorick Circle | Friday, September 6, 2019

Also on Friday, a female suffered a non-life threatening injury in the lower body after a shooting at 100 Lorick Circle. CPD Investigators have an active Attempted Murder arrest warrant for 24-year-old Calvin Graham (DOB: 3-14-1995). The warrant has been entered into the National Crime Information Database (NCIC). CPD investigators believe Graham had a conflict with a male subject who was the intended target.

 4000 Lester Drive | August 11, 2019 | ShotSpotter Alert

A judge has denied bond for 25-year-old Larry Alston, Junior (DOB: 5-20-1994), the suspect accused of shooting a man twice in the head while at the 4000 block of Lester Drive on August 11, 2019. Since the crime, the victim has been treated and released from a local hospital. CPD investigators believe the victim was trying to break up an argument between a friend and Alston at the time of the shooting.

Alston is charged with Two Counts of Attempted Murder, Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime, and Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon.  Alston is housed at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center (ASGDC).

April 28, 2019 | 632 Harden Street

Also, 22-year-old shooting suspect Marlon Adam White (DOB: 2-14-1997) was extradited last night from Massachusetts.

White was initially arrested during a traffic stop on August 28, 2019 in Brockton, Massachusetts and was housed at the Plymouth County Correctional Facility by the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department.

Members of the United States Marshals Service, Boston Police Department, Brockton Police Department, Newton Police Department, Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, and Massachusetts State Police aided in his arrest.

White is charged with Two Counts of Attempted Murder and Possession of a Weapon during a Violent Crime in connection with a shooting that occurred on April 28, 2019 at 632 Harden Street (The Cotton Gin) that injured two people.

The isolated incident stemmed from an argument between White and an employee. As White was being escorted out of the business, he’s accused of shooting the employee in the leg. As the bullet exited the first victim, it struck a patron in the leg. Both injuries were non-life threatening.

White is housed and booked at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

All persons arrested/charged are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty in a court of law.