Preston Borst


Ashland police said Friday that an 18-year-old town resident has been charged in a July shooting that wounded a teenager.

Police said Preston Borst is charged with attempted robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, and use of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Borst's Aug. 28 arrest stems from a reported shooting at 11:46 p.m. on July 25, at an Ashland park in the 700 block of South Taylor Street.

Police said that when they arrived at the park, they found a teenage male suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Borst was being held at the Pamunkey Regional Jail. Police said the investigation continues and that additional charges could be filed.

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