Port Royal police have accused a 29-year-old Burton man of shooting his ex-girlfriend in the face last month.
Port Royal Police say Stanley Moultrie turned himself in to the Chatham County Sheriff's Department on Thursday.
Georgia authorities turned Moultrie over to Port Royal authorities on Friday after an extradition hearing.
Investigators say Moultrie was arguing with his ex-girlfriend at about 5 a.m. outside her apartment on Feb. 14 in Oak Hill Terrace off Ribaut Road.
The argument grew heated, and Moultrie pulled a handgun and fired two shots at close range, one of which struck his ex-girlfriend in the mouth, according to authorities.
Moultrie ran, and the woman was taken to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.
An update on her condition was not available Friday.
Moultrie was charged with attempted murder, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, the release said.
He was being held Friday at the Beaufort County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing, according to the county's jail log.