February 4, 2019
Sosa Mandiez Croft and Lyric Mone Lawson. A 16-year-old “juvenile” was also arrested.
The media claim it was a drug deal gone bad.
Normally, I’d assume that meant the teen tried to purchase drugs from the nogs, and the nogs shot him to steal his money.
If the drug was weed, though, the teen might have been the seller, and the nogs shot him to steal his drugs.
Either way, the teen relaxed around blacks – and paid dearly for it.
Investigators have arrested two more teens in connection with the shooting death of 16-year-old Joshua Meeks, an honor roll student and athlete at Mauldin High School.
The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 16-year-old juvenile and charged him Thursday night with murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, armed robbery and grand larceny, according to arrest warrants.
His name is not being disclosed due to his age, said Lt. Ryan Flood, a spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office. The boy’s mother brought him to the Sheriff’s Office on Thursday and he was interviewed and arrested, Flood said.
The juvenile was denied bond when he appeared Friday in front of a magistrate at the Greenville County jail.
Investigators made the first arrest in the case early Thursday when they charged Sosa Mandiez Croft, 18, with murder, grand larceny, armed robbery and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. On Friday, the Sheriff’s Office charged Lyric Mone Lawson, 18, with accessory after the fact to murder.
Croft was arrested inside his apartment. He refused to come out when deputies showed up and a S.W.A.T. team was activated, Flood said. Deputies went inside the apartment and found Croft hiding under his bed before the S.W.A.T. team arrived, Flood said.
Meeks, who played on Mauldin High School’s varsity football team, was found dead near a roadway in Laurens County Thursday morning. Lawson, who graduated from Mauldin High in 2018 according to the school district, assisted with the concealment and transportation of the victim’s body, according to an arrest warrant.
Meeks died of a gunshot wound Tuesday night, according to the Greenville County Coroner’s Office. After he was reported missing Wednesday morning, Mauldin police officers found his blood-stained vehicle parked outside Croft’s apartment.
Flood said the fatal shooting stemmed from a drug deal. Investigators have declined to specify which drug the transaction involved.