A fight between friends landed one man in jail accused of firing a shotgun early Sunday, according to Mount Pleasant police.
David Scott Wheeler, 20, is charged with second-degree assault and battery by mob in connection with the fight, Charleston County jail records show.
Authorities responded shortly before 4 a.m. to a Sunoco gas station off of U.S. Highway 17 to meet with a man who reported being beaten and robbed by Wheeler, an incident report stated.
The man told police he had returned to Wheeler's home to get an address for police, but they left when the man fired a shotgun toward their vehicles, according to an incident report.
Mount Pleasant police later arrested Wheeler at his Kent Street home and located a shell casing at the scene, the report said.
Wheeler told investigators that he and the alleged victim went to a club earlier that night but he asked to be taken home because he had to work in the morning.
The victim became upset at leaving early, Wheeler told police, and tried to punch him. Wheeler managed to dodge the punch, the report said, and landed one of his own.
Wheeler told police that a group of people returned to his home later in the night and threatened him. He fire a shotgun toward the grass to scare them away, the report said.
Wheeler was being held at the county jail Monday morning pending a bond hearing.
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