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North Augusta Teen Arrested in Murder; Victim was Shot & Dumped from Moving Car


Investigators have identified 19-year-old Ricky Antwon Creech of North Augusta as a suspect in shooting death of an Aiken man who was dumped from a moving car Saturday night.

Investigators obtained warrants on Creech (pictured above) for murder and weapon possession in the death of 36-year-old Jonathan Maurice Cochran (pictured below). He was arrested Sunday night. Additional charges include pointing and presenting a firearm and contempt of Family Court.

The incident happened around 10:50 p.m. Saturday on Edgefield Highway near Jack Jones Street, according to a press release.

“A 911 caller reported a person being thrown from a moving vehicle,” the ACSO press release says. “When the responding deputies arrived on scene, they found the victim, a black male, with apparent gunshot wounds to his upper torso. Witnesses told deputies that the victim was pushed out of a dark in color 4 door car that did not stop. Witnesses rendered aid until deputies and Aiken County EMS arrived on scene. The victim was pronounced deceased by EMS.”

If anyone has any information on this case, please contact the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 648-6811. You can provide information anonymously through Midlands Crime Stoppers. Your tip could earn you a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for any crime. Phone tips can be made by calling 1-888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372). Internet tips can be made to Simply click “Submit a Tip.”

Note: If anyone has a better photo of the victim to share, please text it to The Jail Report at 803-487-3224.

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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