Aiken Public Safety Officers have charged both Smith (pictured) of Aiken and the juvenile with the following charges:
- Possession of a Weapon During the Commission of a Violent Crime
- Armed Robbery
Aiken Public Safety investigators were able to connect both subjects to Saturday’s murder of Makenzie Loron Williamson on the 800 Block of Brandt Court in Pace’s Run Apartments. Kartel Smith is currently incarcerated in the Aiken County Detention Center. The juvenile is currently incarcerated at the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).
The arrests were the result of effective police work and community engagement.
The investigation is not complete and more arrests are likely.
Investigators encourage anyone with additional information regarding this incident to contact Detective Jason Griffin at 803-642-7678 or Crimestoppers of the Midlands at 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372). Callers to Crimestoppers will remain anonymous, and could be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1000.