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Winnsboro man caught, 2nd arrest in Rock Hill kidnap pistol-whip shooting, police say

Police in Rock Hill have charged a Winnsboro man for a role in the August pistol-whipping and shooting.

D’Erin Kinard Johnson, 21, is charged with attempted murder, kidnapping, attempted armed robbery and criminal conspiracy, said Lt. Michael Chavis of Rock Hill Police Department.

Johnson is the second person charged in the conspiracy scheme where the victim was beaten and shot in a Poag Street home. The victim’s Infiniti car was then stolen, Chavis said.

“We are still seeking other parties who may have been a part of this attack,” Chavis said.

The man told police in late August he was inside the home with a woman when masked men came in the house and forced him to his knees, according to Chavis and a Rock Hill police report. One of the suspects hit him in the head with a gun before shooting him in the arm, the report said.

Last week police arrested a woman, Tadaysia Alexis Mone Nelson, 18, of Rock Hill. Nelson faces the same attempted murder, robbery, kidnapping and conspiracy charges as Johnson, plus three counts of felony child neglect because three minor children were in the house at the time of the shooting.

Both Johnson and Nelson are being held at the York County jail without bond.

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Andrew Dys covers breaking news and public safety for The Herald, where he has been a reporter and columnist since 2000. He has won 51 South Carolina Press Association awards for his coverage of crime, race, justice, and people. He is author of the book “Slice of Dys” and his work is in the U.S. Library of Congress.
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