Moncks Corner police seek man accused of threatening driver with AK-47 in traffic dispute
Moncks Corner police are searching for a man accused of firing an AK-47 at the home of the driver who nearly struck his vehicle in a traffic dispute.
Curtis Tywon Mitchell, 34, of Bayonet Drive in Summerville, is wanted on charges of discharging a firearm into a dwelling and pointing a firearm at a person, police said.
A 22-year-old Moncks Corner man on Sunday told police he was headed to his sister-in-law’s home on Allen Richard Court when he nearly struck a Chevrolet Caprice in the Cedar Grove subdivision.
He got out of his car to apologize, he told police, but a man pointed an AK-47 at him and threatened to fire. The armed man chased him to his sister-in-law’s home and wouldn’t leave without a fight, he reported.
The threatened man ran inside the home and heard a woman yelling outside for the gunman to put the weapon away, an incident report states.
He ran back outside in an attempt to get to his car, but got in a fight with the gunman before escaping to his home on Bradley Road, the report states.
A dark blue Ford F150 truck later appeared on Bradley Road, an incident report states. The attacked man soon realized that the vehicle’s driver was the same gunman who threatened to shoot him, the report states.
The gunman got out of the truck and fired several shots toward the home and left the scene, according to the report.
The man picked out Mitchell as his attacker in a photo lineup, the report states.
Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.