NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The third man charged in a melee and triple-fatal shooting North Charleston police say involved two rival motorcycle clubs has been issued a $500,000 bond.
Derry Domonic Gadson, 39, was issued bond Tuesday on the charge of second-degree assault and battery by mob.
"Derryl is a good community person, he's a good father, he's a good husband and he's been a good brother," said Beverly Gadson Birch, Gadson's sister, on Tuesday during the hearing."He does belong to a motorcycle club called 'The Band of Brothers.' They are a very good community oriented group."
Gadson joins 43-year-old Ronald Reid and 32-year-old Barry Stinson behind bars at the Charleston County Detention Center. All three are facing charges for the June 29 beating and shooting at Cycle Gear, located at 4400 Dorchester Road.
"This is not of my husband," Teresa Gadson said during her husband's bond hearing."He was in the wrong place at the wrong time. My husband is a wonderful husband."
Investigators say 41-year-old Maurice Lamark Horry and another man, both members of the Real Kingz motorcycle gang, walked into the shop shortly before 4 p.m. to buy some merchandise. A short time later, police say Stinson, Gadson, and three other men representing Wheels of Soul, a rival motorcycle club, entered the store and told them to walk outside to the parking lot, where approximately 15 members of a motorcycle gang were waiting.
When the two men refused, investigators say Stinson, Gadson, and the other men proceeded to punch and strike one victim. Police say the group used what witnesses described as a "paddle stick" to beat the man about the head and body until he collapsed to the ground and lost consciousness.
Employees described the fight as unlike anything they had ever seen, saying they saw bodies of grown men tumbling out the door.
About that time, investigators say Horry fled to the parking lot to retrieve a pistol from under the seat of his motorcycle. Witnesses told police Horry pointed his gun at the large group of men and ordered them to back away.
Police say Reid then pulled out his own handgun and shot Horry in the chest. Horry returned fire, and shot Reid in the leg before he died, investigators said.
Reid has since confessed to shooting at Horry, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.
During the flurry of gunfire, officers said two other men, 39-year-old Carlos Davis, of Columbia, and 36-year-old Theodore Waymeyers Jr., of Summerville, were also shot. Both men died en route to the hospital.
Their murders remain under investigation.