MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - An 18-year-old who is accused of pulling a gun on a man over a dispute was arrested Tuesday night after running from Mt. Pleasant police and texting the victim to plead for help, according to an incident report.
Jeremiah Robinson of Mt. Pleasant was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.
Police say they were called out to Waffle House on Long Point Road around 9:26 p.m. after reports that the suspect flashed a gun at the victim and said "you don't want to feel my burner" earlier in the night during an argument at a gas station.
Officers say they found Robinson, who worked at Waffle House, standing behind the building near some trees. The suspect was searched, but no firearms were found.
According to the report, officer located the suspect's gun hidden in a jacket behind the building. While officers were searching for the gun, Robinson ran.
After losing police, officers say Robinson began texting the victim, asking "why would you do this?" and pleading with him. The victim then called Robinson, who apologized for lying to police about the gun and turned himself in.
The report states the teen told police he lied because he already had a gun charge with two felonies and didn't want to go to jail. He also said the two began arguing because he didn't like the victim talking to his girlfriend, and the victim accused him of stealing his phone.
Robinson was arrested and transported to the Charleston County Detention Center.