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A man sought on accusations that he helped cover up a shooting has been arrested.

Charles Leroy Cleckley of 2958 Magnolia St., Orangeburg, was taken into custody on an unrelated charge at the Orangeburg County Detention Center last Wednesday.

Jail officials discovered the 30-year-old had an outstanding warrant against him in Calhoun County on a charge of misprision of a felony, according to Sheriff Thomas Summers.

A co-defendant, Virgil Dontrice Haggood, 30, of 200 Forest Brook Drive, Neeses, was charged with attempted murder.

U.S. Marshals arrested Haggood on Aug. 29 in El Paso, Texas.

Summers said Calhoun County deputies plan to extradite Haggood from Texas sometime next week.

Warrants accuse Haggood of shooting a 22-year-old man seven times at close range in June.

A warrant accuses Cleckley of accompanying Haggood and then leaving the scene with him. They allege he failed to report the crime.

Eyewitness reports and video evidence allegedly show Cleckley at the scene with Haggood.

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Martha Rose Brown covers crime and other topics. The South Carolina native has been a journalist for the past 15 years.

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