A St. Stephen man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in the 2012 shooting death of a Holly Hill man.

Jordan Akeem McDaniel, 30, of 1026 Russellville Road, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime just over three years ago on April 25, 2016.

Circuit Judge Ed Dickson sentenced McDaniel last month to 20 years in prison. The sentence will be served at the same time as an unrelated 24-year federal sentence.

In the Holly Hill incident, a neighbor found Richard Davis deceased in the front yard of his Surfside Drive home just before midnight on Sept. 24, 2012. He had a gunshot wound to the head.

Evidence found in Davis’s residence led officials to believe someone targeted him.

Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office investigators later charged McDaniel and Kenneth Campbell Jr., also of St. Stephen, with murdering Davis.

Campbell pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in Davis’ death in October 2015.

Dickson sentenced Campbell to 20 years in prison and gave him credit for the two-and-a-half years he’d already served at the Orangeburg County Detention Center.

McDaniel’s federal sentence stems from the Dec. 14, 2012 armed robbery of Orvin’s Insurance Agency in Berkeley County.

McDaniel presented a black handgun and forced the agency’s owner into the back of the business and assaulted him, according to a Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

McDaniel pleaded guilty in federal court to robbery affecting interstate commerce and possessing a firearm in the commission of a violent crime.

In June 2017, U.S. District Judge Richard M. Gergel sentenced him to 24 years in prison.

McDaniel’s projected release date is Jan. 13, 2034. He’ll be 45.

He’s currently housed at a high-security federal prison in Pine Knot, Kentucky.

Once he’s completed his prison term, he’s to serve to five years of supervised release.

McDaniel must also pay restitution. He’s not allowed to possess a firearm, ammunition, destructive device or any other dangerous weapon, according to federal court records.

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Martha Rose Brown covers crime and other topics. The South Carolina native has been a journalist for the past 17 years.

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