An 18-year-old is facing an attempted murder charge from September 2018.

A warrant accuses Trequan Tyreke Stokes, of 219 George St., of attempting to kill a juvenile teen by shooting at him three times with a handgun.

Stokes appeared before Orangeburg Municipal Judge Virgin Johnson on Monday morning.

Johnson set bond at $200,000 cash or surety. He also ordered Stokes not to have any contact with the victim or the victim’s family and that he is not allowed to trespass where the victim currently resides.

Stokes’ parents appeared in court with their son and assured the court their son was not a flight risk.

Johnson said he had concerns about the safety of the victim and community.

During the bond hearing, ODPS victims advocate Karen Sanders and Detective D. Felder said Stokes will be facing additional charges.

Stokes’ co-defendant, Hyson Marquise Jones, 18, of 4538 Rustic St., Orangeburg, remains jailed after his arrest on Oct. 29, 2018.

Jones is charged with attempted murder and pointing and presenting a firearm at a person.

Orangeburg Department of Public Safety investigators accuse the pair of going to St. Paul Apartments, located at 500 Fletcher St., around 1:50 p.m. on Sept. 22, 2018.

At the apartment complex, Stokes and the juvenile got into a fight, an incident report states.

The juvenile told police that Stokes slammed him to the ground.

The report states that when Stokes got up from the ground, he started to pull out a gun.

The juvenile told police that he punched Stokes to the ground and knocked the gun out of his hand.

Law enforcement told the court that when the fight ended, Stokes allegedly picked the gun up and began firing at the juvenile.

Another of the juvenile’s family members told police that Jones or Stokes pointed a gun at them also.

Stokes does not have a criminal record.

Back on March 8, 2018, Jones pleaded guilty to strong-arm robbery. He was originally charged with armed robbery.

A circuit judge sentenced him under the Youthful Offender Act not to exceed five years.

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Martha Rose Brown covers crime and other topics. The South Carolina native has been a journalist for the past 16 years.

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