A report of gunfire exchanged between two cars resulted in the arrests of three people Tuesday afternoon in Ladson.
The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office responded around 4:20 p.m. to Midview and Farmwood drives in the Woodside Manor community.
A witness said someone in a Nissan Altima had climbed out of the vehicle, then fired at a Chevrolet Caprice as it traveled by, according to incident reports. No one was hit. Deputies patrolling the area found a Caprice with a flat tire and later arrested three of its occupants.
The person identified as its driver, 18-year-old Jenaron Singleton of St. James Street in Summerville, told deputies that he was shot at, but he didn’t know the shooter. He faces a charge of driving with a suspended license.
Capri Johnson, 20, of Sprucewood Drive in Summerville faces a charge of giving false information to the police. A 17-year-old girl was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge.
A Diana Street man was accused Tuesday of hindering the investigation of a murder March 13 on 5th Avenue in the Maryville subdivision, Charleston police said.
Marvin Donte Bryan, 24, of Diana Street is charged with obstruction of justice and is being held at the Cannon Detention Center, police spokesman Charles Francis said.
He said Bryan is accused of hindering the investigation into the death of Joshua Wilder, 27, who was shot before his Jeep overturned while traveling at a high rate of speed. Detectives determined that Bryan attempted to impede the probe by concealing information about the incident, Francis said.
Officers responded about 3:45 p.m. to reports of gunshots in the area. Officers found Wilder inside the overturned vehicle with a gunshot wound. Wilder was transported to MUSC, where he later died.
A 48-year-old man died after the pickup he was driving crashed into the woods early Wednesday in the Bonneau area.
The 1998 Ford pickup was traveling east on Harristown road about 3 a.m. when the driver lost control and went off the road near U.S. Highway 17A, according to S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins.
The man, James Seay of Moncks Corner, died at the scene. He and his passenger were not wearing seat belts.
The passenger, a woman, was ejected. She suffered serious injuries and was taken to Medical University Hospital.
A 33-year-old Berkeley County man is accused of having methamphetamines in his possession, authorities said.
Raymond Scavio of Frank Drive in Summerville was arrested Tuesday on Harold Drive by the Berkeley County Drug Enforcement Unit. Scavio is accused of possessing several plastic bags of meth, sheriff’s spokesman Dan Moon said.
Scavio is being held at the Hill-Finklea Detention Center, and is charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute meth in proximity of a school and manufacturing meth.
To report suspicious activity involving drugs in Berkeley County call 719-4692.
Bill McKibben is the man whose grass-roots climate crisis website is credited with organizing public opposition that forced President Barack Obama to block the Keystone oil-sands pipeline.
He speaks tonight at the College of Charleston. The lecture is free and open to the public. It takes place at 6 p.m. at Sottile Theatre, 44 George St.
McKibben, 51, founded the website 350.org. He is the author of a dozen books on the environment.