A Rock Hill man was arrested and charged Monday with attempted murder in connection with a July 25 shooting on Chestnut Street, police say.
Quarlmar Walton, 27, is also charged with breaking and entering an automobile, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and unlawful carrying of a weapon, according to a Rock Hill police report.
Last month, officers responded to a home on Chestnut Street after the victim stated he saw a man with a red shirt and black pants looking into his Ford F-250 pickup. When the victim confronted the suspect, the report says the suspect turned and shot at the victim from about 40 to 50 feet away.
No one was injured. The bullet was found next to the victim’s front door.
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The suspect reportedly fled toward South Spruce Street.
A neighbor told police he was making coffee in his home when he heard a loud pop.
Rock Hill police spokesman Mark Bollinger said Walton was picked up Monday morning and remains in the Rock Hill jail.
Walton has also been charged with two separate counts of breaking and entering into an automobile, according to subsequent police reports. Bollinger said Walton is charged with breaking into a 1994 Ford F-350 and a silver 2014 Nissan Sentra, both on Briarcliff Road in the early morning hours of July 28.
Walton has prior arrests, including burglary, assault and breaking and entering a vehicle, according to State Law Enforcement Division records.
David Thackham: 803-329-4066