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Lexington County man charged with attempted murder in Leesville shooting case

Lexington, SC 05/23/2023 - A Lexington County man is charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting in Leesville earlier this month.

Vernon Ray Frick, 52, is charged with attempted murder, domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and unlawful possession of a firearm, according to arrest warrants.

“Based on what investigators determined at the scene, Frick came onto the victim’s property and started shooting at the victim’s home,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon stated. “Frick then fled the scene before deputies arrived.”

A deputy received information Monday afternoon that Frick was in the 1500 block of Joe Metts Road. He ran off into the woods once he saw the patrol car, according to Koon.

Frick was arrested after being apprehended. He is being held in the Lexington County Detention Center after a magistrate judge denied his bond.

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