Arrest warrant for Graniteville man in Tuesday’s homicide states man instructed son to shoot victim with stolen gun


An arrest warrant for a man charged in Tuesday’s homicide of a Warrenville man states the suspect instructed his 3-year-old to use a stolen handgun to fire the fatal shot.


The warrant by the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office states that Albert Monted Davis, 31, of Graniteville, gave a stolen handgun to his son and instructed him to shoot Timothy R. Johnson at a mobile home park in the 100 block of Beckham Road in Gloverville on Tuesday afternoon.

Davis provided his son with a loaded 9 mm Smith & Wesson that he “knowingly and unlawfully” possessed leading up to the homicide of Johnson, the arrest warrant states.

Deputies found Johnson with a gunshot wound to the chest outside the mobile home park near 115 Beckham Road. Witnesses told investigators Davis gave his son the handgun to chase Johnson around the yard when the handgun fired and struck Johnson in the chest. Coroner Tim Carlton said the victim died from a gunshot wound to his torso.

Davis, who was denied bond Wednesday, is charged with murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, possession of a stolen handgun, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and unlawful conduct to a minor.

His arraignment is scheduled Dec. 12 at 9 a.m. in Aiken County.