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Shooting suspect’s charge upgraded after victim’s death

A Chapin woman’s death has prompted an upgraded charge against the man accused of shooting her as they traveled in a car on Augusta Road last week. Alexis Victoria Azarigian, 25, died Friday from a single gunshot wound sustained a day earlier, according to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher. Joseph Randolph Henry, 28, was taken…
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Man charged with attempted murder in Augusta Road shooting

An Irmo man accused of shooting a woman as the pair rode in a car Thursday morning has been charged with attempted murder. Joseph Randolph Henry, 28, is also charged with possessing a firearm during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants. “Detectives interviewed several witnesses who voluntarily told them Henry threatened to kill the…
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Burglary suspect charged with assaulting woman who walked in on church break-in

Lexington County deputies have arrested a West Columbia man in connection with an assault during a church burglary. James Douglas Drayton, 20, is charged with first degree assault and second degree burglary, according to arrest warrants. “Based on information deputies gathered at the scene, Drayton threw a rock through a glass door at Red Bank United Methodist…
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Lexington man accused of stealing van at gunpoint

A Lexington County man who deputies arrested Saturday is suspected of stealing a work van after pulling a gun on its driver Friday night. Brian Ray King, 38, is charged with robbery and the possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants. “Based on information detectives determined during their investigation, King…
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