Teen charged in Kershaw killing

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Elusive 16-year-old chased down by deputy in Chick-fil-A parking lot

By Kayla Vaughn

After a second exhaustive manhunt in five days, authorities captured a Lancaster teen running across the Chick-fil-A parking lot at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday and charged him in last week’s Kershaw double shooting.
Dorian Tyrese Clyburn, 16, was charged with murder in the death of Vincent Barry Lambert Jr., who was riding in a car on Pine Ridge Drive last Thursday when he and the female driver were shot. A 4-year-old in the backseat was unhurt.
“This investigation continues,” Sheriff Barry Faile said Tuesday. “Clyburn was not alone when this shooting occurred. We have other suspects and are pursuing them diligently.”
In addition to the murder charge, Clyburn faces two counts of attempted murder. Clyburn’s bond was denied Tuesday and he was sent to the Department of Juvenile Justice Detention Facility in Columbia.
Investigators received a tip that Clyburn could be found about midday Monday at a home on Hood Park Lane, which is off Craig Farm Road north of Lancaster.
When officers arrived, Clyburn fled out the back door into the woods, spurring a manhunt throughout the area, according to a sheriff’s department statement. The sheriff sent out a reverse 911 call to alert nearby residents about the fleeing suspect.
The search, which involved sheriff’s deputies and investigators, SLED officers, K-9 units and a state helicopter, was called off around 9 p.m. Monday.
More than four hours later, a passing deputy spotted Clyburn on a bicycle passing the Lancaster Fire Department’s Station 2 on Hubbard Drive. When the deputy switched on his blue lights, Clyburn dropped the bike and ran across the USC Lancaster campus and through traffic on the bypass before being arrested at Chick-fil-A.
The attempted murder charges relate to the woman and the 4-year-old boy who were in the 2008 Nissan Altima with Lambert at the time of the attack. Authorities searched that area for many hours, but turned up no suspects.
The woman was seriously injured and transported to a hospital in Columbia. The child was not hurt.
The sheriff’s office said Tuesday it was still not identifying the woman, and it released no information about her condition or a motive for the shooting.
A relative of Lambert told The Lancaster News on Friday that the car belonged to Jody Holt, the mother of Lambert’s children.
Holt’s Facebook page features many photos of her with Lambert and their kids, who include a 4-year-old boy. On Monday, photos appeared on the page, attributed to Holt, showing an 8- to 10-inch fresh surgical scar running vertically down her abdomen and dime-sized holes, surrounded by large bruises, in her right side and left thigh.
The photo caption calls the injuries “my battle wounds” and says “bring Vince Lambert justice!”
The person commenting as Holt on the page responded to a question asking if she was airlifted to Richland County after the shooting. “That was me,” the posting said. “They flew me in around 2pm maybe a little before or after.”
Holt and Lambert’s Facebook pages have lit up with comments from friends and relatives since the incident – condolences to Lambert’s family and prayers for Holt’s recovery.
Judicial records show that Holt was arrested, along with two others, four days before the shooting and charged with “breach of peace, not aggravated in nature.”
There was an incident report at the sheriff’s office describing that incident and the other people involved, but it has now been withdrawn from public access. The sheriff’s office said it will not release that information to the public at this time.
Lambert, who had lived in Lexington County but recently moved to Kershaw, had a criminal record in Richland County.
He pleaded guilty to assault of a high and aggravated nature and damage to a vehicle in 2008, for which he served one year of probation, and was convicted of third-degree assault and battery in 2012, serving 20 days in jail.
Faile said investigators had received a lot of tips from the public since Thursday’s shooting. “I appreciate folks being willing to step forward and tell us what they know to help us move forward with investigations like this,” he said.
“I am also thankful to the residents of the area we searched yesterday. I am sure our large presence was an inconvenience and probably caused a good deal of alarm. The folks in that area can rest easy today.”    
Anyone with information about this case should call the sheriff’s office at (803) 283-3388 or contact Midlands Crimestoppers in one of the following ways: dial 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372), log onto www.midlandscrimestoppers.com and click on the “Submit a Tip” tab, or download the P3 Tips App for Apple or Android devices.

Follow Kayla Vaughn on Twitter @kaybvaughn or contact her at (803) 283-1155.