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Justin Coy Adkins is charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting incident earlier this month.

A St. Matthews man is accused of shooting a Cordova man earlier this month.

Justin “Donkey” Coy Adkins, 43, of 128 Free Moon Circle, has been charged with attempted murder.

He’s also charged with possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and being in possession of a stolen pistol.

The incident happened on Jan. 2.

A Crosby Street resident called deputies after a 32-year-old man entered through her back door and asked residents to call police because a man shot him.

The injured man explained that while he was at the intersection of Dawsey Street and Crosby Street, the gunman approached and the two began to argue, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

He said the gunman then shot him in his left shoulder, the report said.

During a bond hearing Thursday, victim’s advocate Alexis Guinyard said she hasn’t been able to reach the victim. She’s spoken with a member of his family who told her he was out of state.

She said the victim was in fear of his life after the incident.

“I’m perplexed because there’s been no contact made by the victim’s advocate or the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office with the victim,” Chief Magistrate Derrick Dash said.

Dash ordered Adkins not to have any direct or indirect contact with the victim.

Dash set his bond at $30,000 as follows: $15,000 for attempted murder, $10,000 for possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and $5,000 for possession of a stolen pistol.

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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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