The suspected trigger man in the March 2013 slaying of 30-year-old Tremayne Turner had his bond set during a hearing at the Greenwood County Courthouse Tuesday afternoon.
Dwayne Z. Sanders, 23, had his bond set at $200,000 by Circuit Judge Thomas L. Hughston following his second bond hearing this year. Circuit Judge Donald Hocker denied bond to Sanders during a hearing in January.
Sanders is now being represented by Greenville attorney Ken Sowell. Sanders was previously represented by Janna Nelson of the Greenwood County Public Defender’s Office. Sowell requested a new bond hearing after taking over as Sanders’ counsel from Nelson.
Sanders is believed to be the trigger man in Turner’s shooting death. Prosecutors allege that Sanders, co-defendant Eric Carlisle and two other men left a club in Abbeville, came back to Greenwood and decided to shoot someone. As the four men drove down Meadow Street, they spotted Turner and shot him. Prosecutors also contend that Sanders has ties to the Southside Gang and Turner potentially had ties to a rival gang.
Jail records indicate Sanders is still being held at the Greenwood County Detention Center.