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Edgefield Highway murder suspect arrested

May 14, 2019

A North Augusta man has been arrested and charged with murder in connection to an Edgefield Highway death investigation.

Ricky Antwon Creech, 19, was captured by the Barnwell County Sheriff’s Office at around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. He was transported and booked into the Aiken County Detention Center, according to a press release from the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.

Warrants were obtained for Creech for murder and possession of a weapon during commission of a violent crime on Sunday. The charges stem from a Saturday night incident in which a man was thrown from a car on Edgefield Highway.

The victim, Jonathan Cochran, was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS. The cause of death was not confirmed. Cochran had suffered a gunshot wound to his torso.

The Barnwell County Sheriff’s Office located Creech at an unknown address in its county jurisdiction.