Mother of Rock Hill homicide suspect arrested, charged with accessory

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comJanuary 17, 2014 

Pamela St. Hill

— The mother of a Rock Hill homicide suspect turned herself in to police on Friday after authorities issued an arrest warrant for her involvement in a deadly shooting.

Pamela St. Hill, mother of Abdul Emmanuel, 19, has been arrested and charged with accessory after the fact to murder, said Executive Officer Mark Bollinger of the Rock Hill Police Department. A municipal court judge set her bond at $200,000.

Police this week received information that St. Hill, 46, was not in Rock Hill, Bollinger said. After two days of searching, she arrived at the city law center and turned herself in on the warrants.

On Tuesday evening, Emmanuel turned himself in to police on murder warrants after they say he and two other teens robbed and shot Michael Giddens to death in his Cedar Grove Lane home on Jan. 10. Emmanuel, who had been arrested and released in connection with a drive-by shooting earlier this morning, is held at the York County Detention Center, awaiting a Circuit Court bond hearing.

Maurice Burris, 16, and Dontavion White, 17, both turned themselves in to police on Monday morning. They are held at the York County Detention Center, awaiting Circuit Court bond hearings.

Emmanuel's sister, Lattoya St. Hill, was arrested and charged with accessory after police say she helped the teens flee to Charlotte. Pamela St. Hill is also accused of helping the three teenage homicide evade arrest and flee to Charlotte, Bollinger said.

Charges for both St. Hill women validate Rock Hill Police's stance that family members and friends who help suspects wanted for crimes elude police will be charged as accessories.

Last November, Shakira McCullough, Arliver McClinton and Deemetria McClinton were charged as accessories when police say they helped Desmond Cunningham and Kenyan McClinton flee to Florida after they allegedly shot Jordan Poirier, 20, to death at Stone Haven apartments. The third suspect in Poirier's slaying, Laterrious Ashley, had been hospitalized after he was shot in the hand and then broke his leg fleeing from the apartment complex.

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