Rashon Tyron Alston, 21, of 2820 Clyde Avenue in Newberry has been taken into custody under outstanding charges of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. Alston was taken into custody in Fulton County, Georgia early on Saturday, August 4 without incident.

Police Chief Roy McClurkin said Alston was transported to the Fulton County Georgia Detention Center where he had a hearing and waived extradition back to South Carolina.  

He was booked Monday evening, August 6 at the Newberry County Detention Center and is awaiting a bond hearing.

On March 10, city police officers responded to 1430 Drayton Street for a complaint of gun shots in the area. Upon arrival, they were informed that a male subject located in Willowbrook Park had been shot by Alston after a physical altercation.

Alston fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival and warrants were issued for his arrest.