Two charged with SC murder of NC trooper’s brother

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Submitted: Fri, 06/20/2014 - 3:21am
Updated: Fri, 06/20/2014 - 12:33pm

SHALLOTTE, NC (WWAY) — Two men are in custody charged with murdering a Shallotte man in Myrtle Beach.

Now family and friends of Alton Daniels are left trying to make sense of what happened.

“I lost it. It blew my mind. It was mind boggling,” said Kathell Williams, who was Daniels’s landlord and mentor. “It was like I had lost a close relative.”

Williams says Daniels was outgoing and did not have a criminal background.

“Who would bother alton? Who would do that? He didn’t bother people. He didn’t go around picking and being hateful or cruel to people. He was a people’s person,” Williams said.

Daniels was found shot to death in a car in a parking lot in Myrtle Beach Monday morning.

Now two suspects are in jail in Horry County, SC, facing murder charges. Meleke De’Shawn Stewart and Broderick Roscoe were arrested Wednesday in Chester County, SC.

Daniels’s brother Timothy, a state trooper and former candidate for Brunswick County Sheriff, also cannot understand how this happened.

“You ask yourself why,” he said. “I don’t have a reason for the individuals that are responsible. I do know it is a tragic situation for the family, the loved ones and everyone involved, even the members that are responsible for this act.”

Timothy says you can see just how much he was loved by the amount of support their family has received.

The family says Alton’s funeral will be held Saturday.


  • nofaithnlaw says:

    GO FIGURE! Education level of nothing! Too lazy to get a job and work!

  • Guest2020 says:

    I just wanted to give you a head’s up on a mistake you made before people start hammering you for it. Obama “won” a Nobel Peace Prize not Pulitzer. In my opinion, both prizes have become a joke, but that’s a different topic for a different time.

    I agree with you about the whole Jesse and Al thing. They only show up when there is a perceived wrong against a black person by a non-black person. Not only were they nowhere to be found for the Prouty murder they were nowhere to be found when the Chinese delivery man was murdered. That organization could do so much to actually help.

  • Heimie Schmelter says:

    And that’s the only thing I stated in my post. You don’t have an answer as to where these two news flash jockeys are when events like this pop up do you? Remember the Prouty kid murdered by three thugs out to kill a white boy? Where were they then? Well? Your answer?

    Lookah heah Kilroy, I don’t post on this forum to win (or just get) a Pulitzer Peace Prize like Obama did, I’m here to provide MY input. Most of the articles are about negative events (that’s what sells news Dummy!), so the majority of my posts will be parallel, so if you don’t like what I write, use your left mouse button wisely!

    By the way, I do live at the beach! I walk on it’s serene, sandy shore every single day and feel quite blessed for the opportunity to do so, but I earned it with hard work! So, how are things in Creekwood? Gang violence, drug use and murder any better? Don’t call Al or Jesse to hepp!

  • Fixing Stupid says:

    What….are you those boyz mama? What king of positive comment could you place on a story like this. Go out get into your Subaru with the “Hope and Change” stickers on it and drive until you run out of gas. People should call it like it is and not try to sugar coat things. If it smells like a turd…it probably is!

  • guestwhat says:

    The comment is racist but that’s typical heimie. Hopefully the family gets justice and these two get the needle.

  • Clint says:

    WWAY, nice headline. This is not about Tim’s brother or his profession. It’s about Alton. Please post some openings for writers and producers, obviously help is needed in the newsroom.

  • zenobia says:

    It may be about his brother’s profession if gangs are starting to take revenge on the police by targeting their families like the cartels do.
    Its not like our local crips and bloods can’t learn intimidation techniques from the big boys. If this is the case how long till bodies are hanging from over passes on 95?
    Is there a reason you don’t want this possibility explored?

  • Guest2020 says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Salt and his family.

  • guest55000 says:

    what a racist comment for an educated rich beach dweller. I’ve never seen a positive comment from you. I guess all the money in the world cant help you from being a sad excuse of a human being. Do us all a favor, take a walk toward the east on the beach until the bubbles quit rising.

  • Heimie Schmelter says:

    Oh yeah, they only care about black people. But these peeps are black! I guess they only care about black people when white people are involved AND it gets their ugly mugs on the news for 5 minutes of fame.

  • Martin Nesmith says:

    Man Its Crazyy How He Died..He Was So Cool And Wasnt About Drama..It Hurt Me To Know That He Died..A.J Was One Of A Kind..He Met Me And My Boys In One Day And We All Just Started Hanging Out..I Just Cant Believe He Is Gone & He Always Talked About His..Wow I Am Just So Shock Rite Now…I Hope I Get To Make It To The Funeral..And May The Family Be Looked Over By God & Have Many prayers Out To Them

  • Free2Choose says:

    The shackles of civility have been removed from their people in the past six years and the rest of America is suffering the consequences! The law of the jungle, not the law of the land is what THEY choose!

  • Jennie says:

    What does that have to do with anything. You sound really ignorant. My thoughts and prayers are with he family and friends.

  • Wilmington Observer says:

    Sad, Angry, Fearful, Disgusted, but sadly not surprised.

    Wilmington Observer

  • Heimie Schmelter says:

    …these two punk thugs are WAY too stupid to learn anything from the “big boys” as you term them. They’re only a couple of small time idiot, trash criminals looking for instant gratification. Let’s just HOPE we are all lucky enough to get a decent judge (if there is such a thing anymore) that will put them away for the remainder of their lives instead of dumping them back out into society to repeat this once again!

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