Crime

August 4, 2014

Columbia man arrested for attempted murder, heroin trafficking

A 22-year-old Columbia man has been arrested on charges of attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and trafficking heroin, officials say.

A 22-year-old Columbia man has been arrested on charges of attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and trafficking heroin, officials say.

Tysky Jermaine Jenkins was arrested Sunday by members of the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department Fugitive Task Force working with the U.S. Marshal Service, Lexington County Sheriff Lewis McCarty said in a statement released Monday.

An arrest warrant alleges that Jenkins shot a man in the 200 block of Berryhill Road in a residential area northwest of Columbia. Jenkins shot the man multiple times in the stomach, hands and fingers in an attempt to kill him, the warrant alleges.

Deputies also found more than four grams of heroin on Williams at the time of his arrest. In addition to previous charges, Jenkins was charged with trafficking heroin, McCarty said.

He is being held at the Lexington County Detention Center on a $120,000 bond and is waiting an additional bond hearing on the trafficking charge.

Mindy Lucas

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