Former CCU student charged in Mt. Pleasant quadruple homicide

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Officials with Coastal Carolina University have confirmed that Lovequawn Matthew Shaire Scott, 22, the suspect in the recent Mt. Pleasant quadruple homicide, is a former student.

In 2016, Scott was restricted from campus after he was arrested on multiple drug charges and reportedly tried to pull a gun on an officer.

Scott is also a former Citadel student.

Just before 11 a.m. Saturday, Charleston County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to 2751 Atlanta Dr. in unincorporated Mt. Pleasant for a disturbance call.

Charleston County deputies said when they arrived to the scene on Saturday they were notified of the bodies in the garage by a witness who discovered two bodies in the garage according to an affidavit.

Deputies searched the rest of the home and found two female bodies inside the home.

Victims of the Atlanta Dr. homicide from Saturday morning have been identified by the Charleston County Coroner.

Joseph Manigault, 72, Rose Manigault, 69, Kenya Manigault, 42, and Faith Manigault, 15, are all from Mt. Pleasant.

Deputies said they saw Scott outside the home in plain view with what deputies said appeared to be blood on his clothing and an injury to his hand, the affidavit states.

When Scott was questioned by a detective, the detective said he saw what appeared to be human blood on his sneakers, on his t-shirt and on both hands , according an affidavit.

It appears that Scott beat all four victims causing them to die from blunt force trauma, according to an affidavit.

Scott, was in bond court Sunday morning. He refused to sign his consent form and therefore no bond for him was set.

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