2 charged with attempted murder after hit-and-run


LANCASTER COUNTY, S.C. - Two people have been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run that injured two people, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office said.

Brett Wright, 18, and Joshua Barton, 19, were arrested Tuesday and charged with attempted murder.

On Saturday, two people were hit by a car on Ruth Street in Lancaster. Investigators said they later determined the incident was an intentional assault. Some type of incident happened at Barton's and Wright's home before the hit-and-run, investigators said, and they left with the intention of assaulting the other people involved.

Barton and Wright found the two victims walking on Ruth Street and intentionally hit them with the car, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Investigators said they don’t know whether the victims were involved in the incident at the home.