Man Arrested For Several Shooting Incidents

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On Friday morning, the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Fugitive Task Force, and Newberry City Police arrested Tony Rodriquez Mason, 22, of 462 Green Meadows Dr, Newberry for several shooting incidents in the City of Newberry and Jollystreet area of Newberry County.

Newberry County Sheriff’s Office Investigators began investigating Tony Mason on February 21, 2023 after a male victim went to Newberry Hospital with a gunshot injury to the thigh. The male victim reported being at a house off Jollystreet Rd when he was shot in the leg and then drove himself to the hospital.

Investigators began working with Newberry Police Investigators and discovered that Tony Mason was a suspect in a couple of their shooting incidents in the City of Newberry.

Investigators were able to compare notes, forensic evidence, witness and victim statements that allowed them to go before a Magistrate and issue warrants on Tony Mason. Mason is being detained on Newberry City Police warrants at the Newberry County Detention Center pending a bond hearing.

“The Newberry County Sheriff’s Office will also be issuing warrants on Tony Mason who did not act alone, and those individuals will be charged as well,” said Sheriff Foster.

Anyone with any information about violent crimes, drugs, or any criminal activity should contact the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 321-2222 or contact Crimestoppers at 888-CRIMESC or you can use the Crimestoppers app. You may submit the information anonymously.