Man Charged in USC Student's Death Appears in Court

Bond was set for the man who is charged with felony DUI death. Charles Davenport Jr is charged

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - The suspect accused of hitting and killing a University of South Carolina student in a car crash had his bond set at $75,000.

Charles Davenport Jr., 24, appeared in court Tuesday morning. 

He's charged with felony DUI involving death. According to police, Davenport's truck struck a moped driven by 22-year-old David Newell back on November 15. The collision happened along Rosewood Drive. 

Newell attended USC. Davenport's attorney says his client is also a student at the school. 

According to police, Davenport was under the influence of alcohol and was speeding when he hit Newell’s moped from behind.  The impact caused the two vehicles to strike a tree.

Newell was taken to the hospital, and died two days later. 

Davenport was also hospitalized, but was released from the hospital Monday, then immediately booked at the Richland County jail. 

Friends confirmed to News19 Newell attended USC. 

If Davenport posts bond, he is to have no contact with the victim's family or girlfriend, must wear a GPS monitor, and has to submit to a monthly substance check for alcohol or drugs. 

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