Arrest made after shots fired from cars in Mount Pleasant

Rico Antwan Ferguson

An arrest has been made after an investigation of a report that people were shooting at each other from cars in Mount Pleasant more than a year ago.

Officers were told shots had been fired from cars on Mathis Ferry Road about 8 p.m. Dec. 12, 2013, according to the incident report. A dark blue Dodge Dart that matched the description of one of the vehicles involved was spotted going south on Mathis Ferry Road. Officers followed the car over the Ravenel Bridge and stopped it on Interstate 26.

Rico Antwan Ferguson, 29, of Madden Drive in North Charleston was driving, according to the report. Officers said Ferguson started acting sick, spit out something that looked marijuana and told officers he had swallowed drugs. He was charged with possession of marijuana and second-offense driving under suspension and released from the Charleston County jail on $1,895 bail.

Officers said they found two empty shell casings inside the car and two bullet holes in the trunk.

Ferguson was arrested again Monday night and charged with assault and battery with intent to kill. It was not immediately clear why police waited more than a year to bring the charge.

Ferguson has multiple arrests and convictions for drug offenses and driving under suspension. He pleaded guilty in 2011 to assault with intent to kill and spent 442 days in jail, according to Charleston County court records.

Reach Dave Munday at 937-5553.