Man accused of using bat in Kershaw Co. attack turns self in to authorities

July 17, 2013 

Ryan Freeland Trojan


A man, who has been charged with attempted murder, turned himself in to Kershaw County deputies on Monday, after attacking someone with a baseball bat at a party around 1 a.m. Sunday, authorities say.

The victim and friends had been at a party when they realized there was a problem between the victim and the suspect, Ryan Freeland Trojan.

They left the party, but realized they had left some personal items so they returned and Trojan, 20, struck the victim repeatedly in the head with a metal bat.

The victim of the attack was in critical condition with multiple skull fractures and broken teeth after being attacked by a man at a party with a metal baseball bat, authorities say.

The victim’s friends took the victim to a church on Fort Jackson Boulevard and called for an ambulance. Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office deputies attempted to find Trojan, who had fled the area, but were unsuccesful.

Investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Trojan, charging him with attempted murder. He turned himself in accompanied by an attorney and is being detained on a $225,000 bond at the Kershaw County Detention Center.

Cassie Cope

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