SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Five people are facing charges following what appears to be a drug deal gone bad in the Greenhurst subdivision of Summerville. One of the suspects is charged with four counts of attempted murder.
According to authorities, Dorchester County Sheriff L.C. Knight was in the Greenhurst area on Monday shortly after a drive-by shooting was reported on Roberta Drive.
Knight stopped a Jeep Wrangler that matched the radio description and discovered that the back window was shattered and that there was also a bullet hole through another window.
Following a search of the vehicle, authorities located about 1.8 ounces of marijuana.
As deputies continued to search the area, they found the suspected shooter fleeing the area on foot. Deputies say they found 19-year-old Jerod Brown in the Briarwood subdivision with a pistol nearby.
During a search of Brown's home on Roberta Drive, deputies found about 3.7 pounds of marijuana, cash and three more guns, including a sawed-off shotgun.
Authorities say that information gathered in the investigation leads them to believe that the suspects in the Jeep went to the home to purchase marijuana. At some point during the transaction, Brown fired shots at their vehicle, according to deputies.
Brown is charged with four counts of attempted murder.
Christopher Bradham, 23, James Williams, 21, and 20-year-old Brandon Perritte, all from Summerville, and 35-year-old Shelton Black, of Johns Island, were all charged with one count of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.