Crime

May 12, 2014

2 men arrested in Alabama, California for Lexington murder

Two men have been arrested in Alabama and California in connection with a fatal shooting in Lexington County last month.

Two men have been arrested in Alabama and California in connection with a fatal shooting in Lexington County last month.

The men are accused of fatally shooting Tycus Toland and seriously wounding Toland’s brother, Vonkeith Toland at a home on Bushberry Road near Pelion, according to Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts.

Justin Antonio Butler, 22, was arrested in Alabama Friday on charges of murder, attempted murder, first degree burglary and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, Metts said. Butler is awaiting extradition to Lexington County.

Terry Renee McClure, 26, of California, is wanted on charges of murder, attempted murder, first degree burglary and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

McClure is being held at the Solano County Justice Center Detention on unrelated charges, Metts said. He will be extradited to Lexington County to face charges once released.

Bulter and McClure went to the Bushberry Road home on April 26 to purchase a vehicle, according to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department

Butler and McClure fatally shot Tycus Tolland and also shot his brother Vonkeith Toland “without just cause or provocation,” Sheriff Metts said.

Vonkeith Toland was listed in critical but stable condition at the hospital where he is expected to recover, Metts said.

“Detectives think Vonkeith Toland previously met Butler sometime with the past year through a mutual acquaintance,” Metts said.

Per a telephone conversation, they arranged a meeting to discuss Butler buying a car from Toland's brother, Metts said.

Metts said Butler and McClure shot Tycus Toland in the front yard and shot Vonkeith Toland in the backyard shortly after they arrived at the home.

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