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18th arrest for North Charleston attempted murder suspect, records show

Mugshots for Thailando King in chronological order from years 2009-2019 at the Charleston County Detention Center (Charleston County Detention Center)

Correction: Due to incorrect information in the North Charleston police report, it was originally reported that King was arrested at EZ Cutts Barber Shop. He was arrested at Platnium Cuts Barber Shop on Rivers Avenue.


The 26-year-old suspect charged in the Jan. 2 shooting outside a North Charleston nightclub had been arrested 17 previous times, according to the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division (SLED).

Thailando Daiquan King, of North Charleston, was arrested on Jan. 4, charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime for the shooting outside Dreams Sports Cafe on Dorchester Road.

According to a police report, North Charleston Police were called to the nightclub around 11:30 p.m. and found a 33-year-old North Charleston man shot in the stomach in the parking lot.

The security guard told police he heard a single shot and went outside to help the victim. A witness described the suspect as a short black male wearing a grey jumpsuit, according to the report.

READ MORE | One person found shot outside North Charleston club late Wednesday

Police officers found one shell casing, a white rock-like substance and drinking cup on the ground, all collected as evidence, according to the report.

King was arrested two days later at Platinum Cuts Barber Shop on Rivers Avenue on Jan. 4, according to the police report.

According to arrest records with SLED, King has previously been arrested on several drug charges and unlawfully carrying a weapon.

Below is a list of King's arrests in South Carolina, provided by SLED:

  • Dec. 2009 - Traffic violation/too many riders in vehicle, resisting arrest
  • Sept. 2010 - Stopping, standing or parking outside of a business, resisting arrest
  • Feb. 2013 - Unlawful carrying of a weapon
  • March 2013 - Disorderly conduct
  • April 2013 - Possession of marijuana
  • May 2013 - Burglary second degree, possession of marijuana
  • Sept. 2013 - Manufacturing or possessing a scheduled substance, unlawful carrying of a weapon
  • Aug. 2014 - Giving false information
  • Aug. 2014 - Failure to appear in court
  • Oct. 2014 - Assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, possessing a weapon during a violent crime, pointing and presenting firearms at a person
  • Oct. 2014 - Failure to appear in court
  • Nov. 2015 - Pointing and presenting firearms at a person, manufacturing or possessing a scheduled substance
  • July 2016 - Possession of MDMA/Ecstasy
  • Jan. 2017 - Domestic violence, second degree
  • April 2017 - Unlawful carrying of a weapon, possession of MDMA/Ecstasy, failure to stop for blue lights
  • April 2017 - Hit and run with great bodily injury, reckless driving
  • July 2017 - Failure to appear in court
  • Jan. 2019 - Attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime

He remains at the Charleston County Detention Center.

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