Man accused of aiding murder suspect

A Union County man was charged Monday with helping an alleged killer and an accomplice get out of Williamsport shortly after a suspected drug dealer was shot to death in an alley in the 300 block of Susquehanna Street on Jan. 9.

Isaiah T. Fulton, 22, of New Berlin, was charged with hindering apprehension and obstructing the administration of law for allegedly aiding gunman Mirad Shabazz, 20, and accomplice Jason Gardner, 18, both of Easton, flee the city to Milton on that night.

City police allege Shabazz shot to death Terell Hasan Henderson-Littles, a 21-year-old Pennsylvania College of Technology student, of Williamsport, during a drug sale about 5:30 p.m. Gardner, who also goes by Jason Gardner-Hazzard, was with Shabazz at the time of the sale, police said.

With the help of 17-year-old Antonio L. Carpenter, of Montandon, Fulton made arrangements to get Shabazz and Gardner to Milton, where the two spent the night before fleeing to Easton.

Agent Raymond O. Kontz, the lead investigator in the case, also alleges that Fulton encouraged a female acquaintance, Shontay Payton, of Easton, to lie to police when questioned about the shooting.

Shabazz and Gardner were arrested on Jan. 19 in Easton on charges of slaying Henderson-Littles. The two are held at the Lycoming County Prison. Their preliminary hearing is scheduled for Friday before District Judge James Carn.

Carpenter, who faces the same charges as Fulton, allegedly arranged a ride for Shabazz and Gardner shortly after the fatal shooting. He is free on $35,000 after turning himself in on Jan. 22.

Fulton was taken from Montour County Prison on Monday and arraigned before Carn. He was returned to the jail after the judge set bail at $35,000.

In another case, Fulton is being held on felony charges for allegedly assaulting a 1-year-old girl he supposedly was baby-sitting in mid-August in Union County while the mother was at work, according to published reports.