Ricky Bernard Brown, 41, of 1139 Copeland Street Apartment 103 in Newberry has been charged with attempted murder, armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

On March 9, officers with the Newberry Police Department responded to 2400 Main Street and were told by the victim that Brown had entered the residence armed with a handgun and robbed him of money and his cellphone. The victim stated that Brown had fired one round at him as he was fleeing from the residence.

Police Chief Roy McClurkin said with the victim’s statement and interviewing of witnesses, investigators were able to link Brown to the crime.

Brown was arrested on warrants on April 4. He is being held at the Newberry County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.