Crime & Courts

6th man charged in botched drug deal, shooting at Rock Hill apartment

Jonathan Spurgeon
Jonathan Spurgeon York County Sheriff’s Office

A man who was one of four people shot during a botched drug deal in a Rock Hill apartment complex late last month has been released from the hospital and charged, according to jail records.

Jonathan Spurgeon, 25, was charged Tuesday with attempted murder, attempted armed robbery, criminal conspiracy, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was placed in the Moss Justice Center, where he remained Wednesday morning without bond.

Spurgeon and three other men were shot May 29 during what investigators say was a botched drug deal at the Pepper Ridge Apartments just off Dave Lyle Boulevard. Officers responding found Spurgeon near a Honda Accord that was in the middle of the parking lot with its doors open, and a handgun on the ground nearby.

Spurgeon had been shot, and was transported to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, police said at the time.

Five other men have been charged in connection with the incident.

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Teddy Kulmala •  803-329-4082