West Columbia Police searching for man in connection to shooting

The West Columbia Police Department made an arrest Monday related to an attempted murder that occurred on Aug. 15.

Police are still asking for the community’s assistance in locating the second suspect.

Antonio Deon Dortch

In the evening hours of Aug. 15, a shooting occurred on the 1100 block of Leaphart Street in West Columbia. On Monday, investigators arrested Juston Dewayne Lyles Erving for Attempted Murder, Criminal Conspiracy, and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Violent Crime.

Mr. Erving is being held at the Lexington County Detention Center awaiting bond. Investigators are still searching for 29-year-old Antonio Deon Dortch who is wanted in connection to this shooting.

Mr. Dortch is described as a black male who is approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall, 195 pounds, with a cross tattooed on his forehead.

Juston Dewayne Lyles Erving

Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of Antonio Dortch should contact the West Columbia Police Deptartment at 803- 794-0721 or CrimeStoppers of the Midlands by using the P3 Tips App or by going to and clicking “Submit a Tip.”