Joseph Michael Demetrius Dicks

Joseph Michael Demetrius Dicks, 28, of Aiken was charged after allegedly shooting a female in the chest.

A New Ellenton man was charged Tuesday after allegedly shooting a female in the chest.

Joseph Michael Demetrius Dicks, 28, of New Ellenton, was charged with possession of weapons during a violent crime; attempted murder; possession of firearm or ammunition by a person convicted of violent felony; possession of cocaine third offense; and malicious injury to animals and personal property.

According to a New Ellenton Police Department incident report, officers responded around 4 a.m. to a report of an unknown female who had been shot in the middle of the street on Monday. 

The victim told law enforcement that she had been shot in the chest by Dicks.

Dicks was arrested Tuesday and was being held in the Aiken County detention center as of Thursday afternoon.

Matthew Enfinger is a general assignment reporter with the Aiken Standard. Follow him on Twitter: @matt_enfinger