A North Charleston man implicated in the shooting death of a Ladson man at a Berkeley County gas station two years ago has pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter.
Davon Washington, a 28-year-old resident of Torgerson Avenue, entered his plea on Wednesday in connection with the death of Luther “Woody” Cribb III, 51, according to the 9th Circuit Solicitor’s Office, which prosecuted the case. Washington was sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Authorities say that around 2 a.m. Aug. 9, 2015, Washington and three other men drove to a Kangaroo Gas Station at 1571 N. Main St. near Summerville, the Solicitor’s Office said. Cribb had been at the station for several hours begging patrons for change.
The vehicle’s driver, Washington’s co-defendant Marquez Brown, got into an argument with Cribb and the two fought, the Solicitor’s Office said. Brown punched Cribb in the face, who then swung back.
“Washington, who was in the backseat of the vehicle, jumped out of the car and ran toward Brown and Cribb,” the Solicitor’s Office said. “Immediately upon approaching Cribb, Washington raised