Second suspect surrenders in Bluffton shooting; 2 remain at large

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Second suspect surrenders in Bluffton shooting; 2 remain at large

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Published Sunday, August 3, 2008 in The Island Packet  |  215 Words  |  news/local

A second woman sought in connection with a Monday afternoon shooting that left a 23-year-old man injured turned herself into Bluffton police Friday, just two hours after another suspect surrendered.
Octavia Scott, 22, of Bluffton is charged with assault and battery with intent to kill -- the state's equivalent of an attempted murder charge. Bond for that charge has not yet been set.
Scott also faces charges of breach of trust with fraudulent intent and obtaining goods under false pretenses. Bond for those two counts is set at $3,092.
She remains in the Beaufort County Detention Center.
Latarsha Monique Johnson, 28, turned herself into Bluffton Police around 5:30 p.m. Friday.
Two other suspects remain at large: Eric Wright, 26, of Savannah, and an unidentified woman.
The victim, Troy Jinks, who was shot behind a house at 153 Simmonsville Road, was taken to Hilton Head Hospital with a leg wound and was treated and released,
authorities said.
After the shooting, three women and a man drove away in a burgundy four-door car.
Authorities believe Wright fled to Savannah. He should be considered armed and dangerous, police said.
Anyone with information on the incident or the suspects is asked to call the Bluffton Police Department tip line at 843-706-4560.