More charges filed against murder suspects in missing persons case

May 14, 2019 GMT

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office issued more charges against the two murder suspects charged in connection with the investigation of a missing New Ellenton man.

Denzell Deshawn Jackson, 18, is charged with murder, kidnapping, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, trafficking meth, three counts of manufacturing or possession of a scheduled drug and four counts of possession of drugs with intent to distribute near a school, according to jail records.

Shakel Rakeem Dixon, 20, is charged with murder, kidnapping, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and two counts of failure to stop for blue lights, records show.


The two men are charged with murdering 20-year-old Derrick Jai Curry – who was reported missing by members of his family on or about May 1.

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office investigated Curry’s disappearance and investigators uncovered evidence leading them to believe he was shot and killed in an Aiken home.

This information gathered by police led the agency to issue warrants for the arrest of Jackson and Dixon, who are believed to be responsible for Curry’s disappearance.

Curry’s body has still not been located, but detectives are working to find his remains, the release states.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at 803-648-6811. Individuals can also provide information anonymously through Midlands CrimeStoppers.