A 20-year-old Beaufort man has been charged with attempted murder for his role in a robbery attempt in which shots were fired.
Quinton Ventress, 20, is accused of holding a man at gunpoint and attempting to rob him in the area of Spanish Trace Apartments about 1 p.m. Oct. 3. Authorities say he was helped by another suspect, who remains at large.
The victim, police said, struggled with Ventress and his accomplice before running away.
The victim reported hearing a gunshot after breaking free. It is not clear, police said, whether Ventress or his accomplice shot at the victim or in the air. The victim was not injured.
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Ventress was arrested about 2:30 p.m. Thursday by the Beaufort Police Department, according to the Beaufort County Detention Center log.
Along with attempted murder, Ventress was charged with armed robbery, possession of a firearm or knife with intent to commit a violent crime, and possession of crack cocaine, which was discovered in his pocket during the arrest, police said.
His bail was set at $100,000 on the charge of attempted murder and $50,000 on both the count of armed robbery and weapons possession. He remains in custody.