Warrants tie woman's arrest to May slaying

Police still have not released many details on a recent murder arrest, but warrants confirm it is connected to a May shooting.

 

Shakara Shanese Harden, 28, was booked into the Richmond County jail Fri­day on charges of murder and criminal attempt. The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office will not discuss the case, stating only that it remains under investigation.

According to warrants, Harden is accused in the armed robbery and death of Marcus Mandrell Scott on May 24.

Deputies answering a call to a wrecked vehicle in the 2300 block of Old McDuffie Road found the 38-year-old Scott dead from gunshot wounds. At the time of the shooting, officials said that there was gunshot damage to the outside of the vehicle and that it appeared Scott was mortally wounded while driving.

According to Harden’s warrants, she and another man, who was named in the warrant but has not been charged in the case, set up Scott to be robbed of drugs and money. Har­den called Scott and asked him to go to Club S-Bar with her, the warrants say, and the man and several other males followed Harden from the S-Bar to another location and tried to block his car in.

When Scott attempted to turn his vehicle around, he was shot and his car rolled into a ditch, the warrants say. The man and the other males involved then searched the vehicle for the victim’s possessions, the warrants say.

Records indicate Harden has only one previous arrest, which resulted in a shoplifting charge in June. Under the first offender status, Harden was sentenced to 12 months of probation, community service and a fine.

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