Woman, son and another man face charges in W. Ashley crowbar attack

Taylin Greene (left), Sheryl Gabe (center) and Corey Gabe face assault charges in connection with an attack in West Ashley in which four people were struck with crow bars and a shovel.

Three suspects face assault charges in connection with a bizarre attack in West Ashley in which four people were struck with crow bars and a shovel.

Charleston County sheriff’s deputies were called to Hazelwood Drive about 5 p.m. Monday to investigate a disturbance.

A 20-year-old woman told deputies a group of boys started slamming her car with crowbars. When one boy blocked her path and struck her car with a shovel, she put the vehicle in reverse and struck another car behind her, an incident report stated.

When the woman and three passengers got out of her car, several men and a woman came at them and assaulted them with a shovel, a tire iron, fists and feet, deputies said.

The victims were treated for bruises and other minor injuries, authorities said.

Deputies arrested three people and seized a jack handle, a shovel, a four-way lug wrench and a bag with marijuana, a report stated. Charged with third-degree assault and battery are Hazelwood Drive residents Sheryl Fields Gabe, 46; her son, Corey Renaldo Gabe, 18; and Taylin Greene, 17.

Investigators are still trying to pinpoint a motive for the attack, which reportedly grew from a dispute between the groups at Citadel Mall and spilled over into the surrounding neighborhood, Sheriff’s Maj. Jim Brady said.