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Armed robbery, attempted murder suspect released from Aiken hospital

Waymon Newton (Source: Aiken Co. Sheriff's Office) Waymon Newton (Source: Aiken Co. Sheriff's Office)
AIKEN COUNTY, SC (WFXG) -

A man accused of armed robbery and attempted murder was released from Aiken Regional Medical Center Wednesday and transported to the Aiken County Detention Center. 

Waymon Eugene Newton, 35, was arrested Friday after he crashed his vehicle and ran from the scene of the wreck, according to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office. 

A passerby saw Newton running from the scene of the crash on Whiskey Road. When deputies arrived, they determined that Newton was a suspect in an armed robbery that happened on Sept. 30 at Bryant's Auto Sales on Whiskey Road.

The bloodhound tracking team was called in to find Newton. He had forced his way into and home on Vine Street, and the SWAT team was called out. He later surrendered. 

He is now facing charges of first-degree burglary and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime for forcing his way into the Vine Street home and hiding from law enforcement, according to the sheriff's office. 

He is also charged with armed robbery, attempted murder, kidnapping and possession of a weapon during a violent crime in connection with the armed robbery of Bryant's Auto Sales.

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