Man charged after shooting that killed his pregnant girlfriend transferred to another jail

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Ajay Alston, one of the three men charged after a September shooting incident in Myrtle Beach that resulted in the death of Alston’s pregnant girlfriend, is no longer in Horry County.

The J. Reuben Long Detention Center website shows that Alston was released the afternoon of Wednesday, Nov. 8, but he was not released from police custody, according to Captain Joey Crosby with Myrtle Beach police.

Alston has been transferred to Kirkland Correctional Institution in Columbia, according to S.C. Department of Corrections records.

Alston is facing charges of attempted murder; possession of a weapon during a violent crime; unlawful possession of a weapon; assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature; and leaving the scene of a collision with fixed objects after the shooting incident on Sept. 24.

Jadasia Monique Myers died as a result of a shooting that night and, according to Alston’s attorney Johnny McCoy, Alston was having an argument with a man near an apartment complex when the shots were fired that ultimately killed her.

McCoy said Alston and Myers had been together for six years, were common law husband and wife, and Myers was carrying Alston’s baby at the time of her death.

Jordan Lee Pyatt is charged with Myers’ death, the death of the unborn baby girl who was to be named Harmony, two counts of attempted murder and weapons charges, according to warrants.

Warrants state that Pyatt fired multiple rounds towards a group of people "indiscriminately" and Myers, who was pregnant, was hit by his gunfire.

Alston was granted bond back on Oct. 30 by Judge Steven John. He set bond for Alston at $85,000 for all of the charges he’s facing in connection with the shooting incident.

A trial date has not yet been set.

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