Family members plead for Bond Court

When reality hits…

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCIV) — It was an emotional night in Berkeley County bond court as two teenagers charged in a deadly home invasion appeared before the judge. Jacob Mouzon, 17, and Drake Campbell, 18, are both charged with murder, attempted murder, burglary and two counts of armed robbery. Both cried in the courtroom when their families spoke and the judge announced bond would be denied.

Mouzon’s sister pleaded with the judge to approve bond, “Jacob’s my best friend, I know what he did was wrong, I completely understand that, but he’s not a bad person,” she said

The family of the victim, Kadeem Johnson, wasn’t there but Mouzon’s mother apologizes for the teens’ actions. “We apologize for him. I know their hearts are breaking and I’m sorry for them.” Family members say Mouzon was going in the National Guard in August and Campbell had joined the Navy. “These kids are not awful terrible kids.”

In the State of South Carolina a Summary Court Judge cannot give bond on murder charges. Therefore the teens will be sent to a Circuit Court Judge at a later date.

Twenty-five-year-old Kenneth Campbell, Jr. was arrested Thursday night.