UNION — A bond hearing was scheduled to be held this morning for the third of four men charged in the Aug. 12 shooting death of a Union teen.
The Sixteenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office announced Monday that a bond hearing for Danny Ray Gossett would be held at 11:30 a.m. in the Main Courtroom of the Union County Courthouse.
Gossett, 21, 208 Leroy Gossett Road, Union; Chadrick Harold Johnson, 23, 851 Cambridge St., Carlisle; Devonta Elemeshion Mobley, 20, 124 Lawrence St., Carlisle; and Daveus Lamonte Boler, 18, 4879 English Ave., Carlisle, are each charged by the Union County Sheriff’s Office with murder, attempted murder, malicious injury and discharging a firearm into a dwelling.
The four are charged in the shooting death of 17-year-old Dequan Tyrone Jones. Jones and a second man, 20, were shot in Lukesville Road area of Buffalo around 2:30 a.m. Aug. 12. The two were transported by private vehicles to the emergency room at Wallace Thomson Hospital where Jones died a short time later. The second victim’s wounds were not life threatening and he was later released from the hospital.
Johnson was arrested the day of the shooting while Mobley was arrested Aug. 24. Boler and Gossett were arrested at their homes on Aug. 29.
All four were subsequently denied bond by a Union County Magistrate, but since they are charged with murder, they are also entitled to a bond hearing before a Circuit Court Judge.
Johnson and Mobley went before Judge Frank Addy Jr. of Greenwood in separate bond hearings on Sept. 10. Addy denied their requests for bond, citing the need for more information about the incident and the danger their release could pose to themselves and the community.
The four are currently being held in the Union County Jail.
Editor Charles Warner can be reached at 864-427-1234, ext. 14, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.