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Timmonsville man arrested in connection with shooting

Deputies arrested Robert Askins Jr., 22, Wednesday morning and charged him with attempted murder.

Deputies arrested Robert Askins Jr., 22, Wednesday morning and charged him with attempted murder in connection with a shooting three weeks ago on Orange Street in Timmonsville , according to Timmonsville Police Chief Billy Brown.

Brown said Askins shot the man as the man was running away.

Florence County Detention Center booking reports a show Askins is also charged with armed robbery, conspiracy, unlawful carrying of a weapon, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and accessory before the fact of a felon.

He remains at the detention center awaiting a bond hearing.


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