Cayce Public Safety makes arrest in double homicide case from August

From Ashley Hunter City of Cayce – On Aug. 2, the Cayce Department of Public Safety (Cayce DPS) responded to a shooting on the 1100 block of Allen Street. Two young lives, Isiah Bailey and Khajari Brown, were tragically and senselessly taken.

Wednesday, the Cayce Department of Public Safety has arrested and charged 21-year-old Israel S. Porter, of Columbia, with two counts of Murder and one count of Attempted Murder.   

Porter was already in custody on an unrelated matter in Richland County when he was served with the City’s arrest warrants. He will remain in custody at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center without bond.

Israel S. Porter

Cayce Department of Public Safety Director, Byron Snellgrove, stated, “No parent should have to experience the death of their child. The families and friends of Isiah Bailey and Khajari Brown deserve answers and they deserve to see justice served.”

Cayce DPS officers believe there may be members of the community that have information about the deaths of Bailey and Brown. We are encouraging those citizens to come forward, even with what may seem to be minor details, as they could be important to fully adjudicating this violent criminal act.

If you have more information to provide about this case, please call Sgt. Cal Thomas directly at 803-550-9533.

Thank you to both the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and the Richland County Sheriff’s Department for their assistance in investigating this case.

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