Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Arrests One Suspect Charged in Recent Ora Road Shooting


Gavin Lamar Tukes


(Walhalla, SC)--------------------------------------Earlier this morning, investigators from the Criminal Investigations Division arrested one of the suspects who has been charged in a shooting incident that occurred last week on Ora Road in the Holly Springs Community.


18 year old Gavin Lamar Tukes of N. Spring Street in Westminster was taken in custody around 10:25am Wednesday and booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 12:47pm today. Tukes was charged with one count each of Attempted Murder, Possession of a Weapon during Commission of a Violent Crime, First Degree Burglary and Petit Larceny.


Investigators are still seeking the whereabouts today of 25 year old Sayphonh Miranda Aquilla Xayachack of Greenfield Road in Westminster, who has also been charged in the incident that occurred last Tuesday evening. Xayachack has been charged with one count each of Attempted Murder, Possession of a Weapon during Commission of a Violent Crime and Armed Robbery while armed with a Deadly Weapon.

Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of 25 year old Sayphonh Miranda Aquilla Xayachack is asked to call the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office at 864-638-4111 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC or they can leave a tip online at www.oconeesccrimestoppers.com.


You don’t have to give your name when you contact Crimestoppers and all information provided is confidential. If you tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.


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