Five face drug charges after shooting

Jerod Deshawn Brown (from left), Christopher Alan Bradham, James Anthony Williams, Shelton Black and Brandon Lee Perritte

SUMMERVILLE -- Dorchester County sheriff's investigators have charged five people after they said a drug deal led to gunshots Monday afternoon in the Greenhurst subdivision.

Investigators charged Jerod Deshawn Brown, 19, of Roberta Drive with four counts of attempted murder after they said he fired a shot that shattered the back window of a white Jeep Wrangler that had the other four suspects inside, Maj. John Garrison said.

Garrison said they also recovered cash, nearly 4 pounds of marijuana and three guns, including a sawed-off shotgun, from Brown's home.

Roberta Drive residents called 911 about 1:20 p.m. to report a shooting involving the Jeep Wrangler, according to an incident report released on Tuesday.

Sheriff L.C. Knight was in the area and saw the Jeep leaving the scene. Knight pulled the vehicle over and detained the four men inside, Garrison said. Deputies found about 1.8 ounces of marijuana in the vehicle.

Garrison said the investigation revealed that the men had gone to Roberta Drive to buy marijuana from Brown and that Brown at some point fired at them as they were leaving the scene.

Deputies say they found Brown in the Briarwood subdivision after he ran from the scene. He had a gun near him, Garrison said.

Deputies searched Brown's house and found 3.7 pounds of marijuana, cash and three more guns.

More charges are pending against him, Garrison said.

Deputies charged each of the men in the Jeep with one count each of possession with intent to distribute. They are Christopher Alan Bradham, 23, of Candy Lane in Summerville; James Anthony Williams, 21, of Langley Drive in Summerville; Shelton Black, 35, of Bear Swamp Road on Johns Island; and Brandon Lee Perritte, 20, of South Live Oak Drive in Summerville.