Newberry sheriff: ‘Reckless and potentially deadly behavior’ in shooting leads 1 in jail, 1 wanted by deputies
NEWBERRY COUNTY, SC (WIS) - A Newberry man has been arrested after a shooting incident on Brown Chapel Circle and deputies are searching for a second suspect as well as the identity of two others.
Around 9 p.m. on Dec. 2, Newberry County deputies responded to a call on Brown Chapel Circle outside of the city of Newberry. While they were responding, a second call was made involving a wreck where the suspects fled on foot.
“We simply cannot and will not tolerate such outrageous behavior,” Sheriff Lee Foster said. “This is both a willful and wanton disregard for the lives and safety of the community and the entirety of Newberry County."
No one was injured in the shooting, but two homes were struck with gunfire. Deputies and investigators responded to the scene and located the vehicle. Inside the vehicle, they located several shell casings and a pistol that was stolen from a residential burglary in the City of Newberry several months earlier.
“We will always investigate all crimes, but crimes such as this rob not only this community but people of this county of the guaranteed right to be safe in their homes and will not be tolerated,” Foster said. “We want the people of Newberry County to know that we are partners in building safe communities and if we work together we can keep this from happening or at the very least apprehend and prosecute those responsible.”
Sheriff Foster said that they are also speaking with both state and federal authorities in an effort to have this case prosecuted to the fullest extent possible.
Rondarius Rasheed Davis, 19, of Newberry, was arrested on Dec. 6, and charged with two counts of discharging a firearm into a dwelling, breach of peace of a high and aggravated nature, and possession of a firearm during a violent crime.
He was also charged with kidnapping when a female in the vehicle at the time of the incident tried to get out of the car was forced back into the car against her will. Law enforcement is not identifying the victim of that incident at this time.
Davis was denied bond at his bond hearing based upon the serious nature of the crimes and the substantial threat to the community based upon these dangerous and reckless actions.
“These cases lead to retaliation and endanger the whole community,” Foster said. “We must actively pursue and prosecute those responsible to make our community safe. Such activity also increases the ambient crime around them such as drugs and burglaries to get additional weapons. Such crimes not only affect the location they occur but have a far-reaching impact on the community as a whole.”
Deputies are searching for Jaywon Tylik Jones, 20, of Newberry. Warrants have been issued for him charging him with two counts of discharging a firearm into a dwelling, breach of peace of a high and aggravated nature, kidnapping, and possession of a firearm during a violent crime.
If anyone has any information as to the whereabouts of Jaywon Tylik Jones or the identity of the two remaining suspects, you are asked to contact the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 321-2222.
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