Two men charged in February shooting outside New Ellenton laundromat

May 27, 2019

Two men have been charged by the New Ellenton Police Department following the investigation of a shooting incident in the parking lot of a laundromat earlier this year.

Timothy Leroy Wright, 39, of North Silverton Street in Aiken, and Ruben Tyron Marq Perry, 24, of East Hickory Lane in New Ellenton, have both been charged with assault/attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to jail records.

Wright is also on a “detainer hold” for the United States Marshals Service, records show.

On Feb. 12, New Ellenton police officers received a call around 12:30 a.m., reporting shots fired in the area of George Avenue and Pinehill Avenue, according to the report.

Officers then patrolled the area, but they were unable to find evidence of a shooting.

Police eventually discovered the shooting had taken place at the Quick and East Laudromat on the 400 block of North Main Street in New Ellenton, officers reported.

An investigation of the area on North Main Street netted several bullet shell-casings, which were found in a parking spot located outside the business, the report states.

A search of the parking lot led investigators to discover blood stains scattered in different areas at the scene.

Wright and Perry were identified as suspects involved in the shooting and arrest warrants were issued.

Wright was arrested on Saturday and Perry was brought into custody on Monday. They were both taken to the Aiken County detention center, where they are both still being held Tuesday afternoon.

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