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Third suspect wanted in connection to 2018 carjacking in North Augusta finally behind bars

January 4, 2019

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a third suspect wanted in connection to a carjacking in North Augusta that occurred in February 2018.

Pizarro Dontell Aldrich Jr., 21, of the 900 block of Old Aiken Road in North Augusta, is charged with attempted murder, armed robbery, first-degree assault and battery, carjacking, kidnapping and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to jail records.

Garrick Terrion Campbell, 28, of Pond Lane in Johnston, and Devonte LaPaul Kimbrough, 23, of Weston Street, are also facing the same the charges in connection to the incident, records show.

On Feb. 20, 2018, deputies responded to Weston Street in North Augusta around 10:45 p.m. in reference to a carjacking. Investigators arrived on the scene, where they met with a 25-year-old man who claimed three men had approached his Chevy Monte Carlo with guns, assaulted him and took the car, according to the report.

The victim said the suspects pulled him out of the vehicle at gunpoint and struck him on the head multiple times before finally stealing the car, the report states.

While being questioned about the suspects, the victim identified Kimbrough because he knew him from the area, police reported.

The victim then passed out during questioning and could no longer give police a statement. He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Not long after the carjacking, police received reports of a vehicle fire nearby on Liberty Hill Road. Another deputy responded to the area and discovered the vehicle to be the victim’s stolen car, the report states.

After stealing the car, the suspects abandoned it and set it on fire, police reported.

Following an investigation, Kimbrough was arrested March 1, 2018, and taken to the Aiken County detention center, where he was still being held Thursday afternoon.

Campbell was arrested on March 20, 2018, and taken to the detention center, where he was held until posting bond on April 2, 2018.

After being on the Aiken County Most Wanted List for nearly a year, Aldrich was arrested Tuesday. He was still in custody at the detention center as of Thursday afternoon.

Court dates for the three suspects have not yet been scheduled.

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