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Police looking for second suspect in violent North Augusta carjacking in February

March 8, 2018 GMT

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a North Augusta man believed to be connected to an armed robbery and carjacking that occurred on Weston Street last month, which has already led to one arrest.

Pizarro Dontell Aldrich Jr., 20, of the 900 block of Old Aiken Road, is wanted on the charges of attempted murder, armed robbery, first-degree assault and battery, kidnapping, carjacking and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

On Feb. 20, Aiken County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Weston Street in North Augusta around 10:45 p.m. in reference to a carjacking, according to the report.

Deputies met with the 25-year-old victim who said three men had approached his Chevy Monte Carlo with guns, pulled him out of his vehicle at gunpoint and struck him on the head multiple times, the report states.

Another deputy, responding to a separate shooting incident nearby, found the stolen car on Liberty Hill Drive. The car had been abandoned and set on fire, the report states.

The stolen car also had a bullet hole in the driver’s side quarter panel, police reported.

Investigators arrested 22-year-old Devonte LaPaul Kimbrough, of Weston Street, on March 1 and charged him in connection to the incident, records show.

Kimbrough is charged with attempted murder, armed robbery, first-degree assault and battery, kidnapping, carjacking and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to jail records.

He continues to be held at the Aiken County detention center.

Aldrich is a black male with brown eyes, he is 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs 190 pounds, according to the Aiken County Most Wanted List.

Anyone with information about Aldrich’s whereabouts or any information about the case is encouraged to call the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at 803-648-6811.