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Suspects in deadly Berkeley County home invasion face the judge

Berkeley County, S.C (WCBD)- Berkeley County bond court judge denied bond on all charges for the three men in custody after a home invasion in Huger.

Thursday morning five men broke into the home, and when it was over, 28 year old Kadeem Johnson was dead of a gunshot wound.

Three of the men were captured after a massive police search.

One by one, Jacob Mouzon, followed by Drake Campbell and even Kenneth Campbell Jr. spoke to the bond court judge.

Kenneth Campbell, who was also in court last night, had 2 addition charges to face tonight. Another armed robbery and an attempted murder charge.

A representative from the sheriff's office said the violent nature of the crime, and the fact that 4 police agencies had to search for the suspects, shows they are a flight risk.

The family of Jacob Mouzon spoke to the judge, beginning with his father. "Jacob is like any 18 year old, head strong. The mistake that he made against the victim's family, I would like to apologize to them."

He said Jacob was scheduled to go into the SC Army Reserves, and then into SC State in the fall.

Jacob's mother was emotional as she spoke. "First, I would like to apologize to the family for my son. He's not a horrible person like everybody thinks, and our family is in shock."

Then Jacob's sister stood up to talk. "Jacob is my best friend. And I know what he did was wrong. I completely understand that. But he is not a bad person. He really isn't."

In the end, the judge decided to deny bond on all charges for all three suspects. Their next court date is set for September 9th.

There are still two suspects who were involved in the crimes that are not in custody. Sheriff Duane Lewis says they do not yet know who those two individuals are.


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