Charges against woman dropped in Summerville bar shooting

Charges against woman dropped in Summerville bar shooting

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Charges against a woman have been dropped in connection with a shooting at a Summerville bar that injured multiple people.

Attorneys representing Haleigh Cardoze say a judge dismissed charges against their client for a shooting that took place at Crawdadday's on May 31.

The shooting injured three people.

Cardoze was originally charged with three counts of accessory after the fact to attempted murder.

"This past week all three charges against her were dismissed," read a statement by Thurmond Kirchner Timbers & Yelverton who are representing Cardoze."A Judge ruled that the State did not provide enough evidence to reach the limited burden of probable cause that she was an accessory or aiding an alleged felon; instead, Haleigh was merely present at the wrong time."

"I am very relieved that the Judge made this decision, and I am thankful for the knowledge and legal ability of my attorney, Paul Thurmond," Cardoze said in a statement."My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and the others involved in this unfortunate circumstance."

Lamont Robert Coardes was charged with three counts of attempted murder. Jodie Lane Harrell faced charges for being accessories to the crime.

A total of four people were injured in the May incident, according to Summerville police officials.

One man was shot in the head, while a second man was wounded in the hand.

A third man suffered a wound to the leg but refused treatment, police say.

A fourth man received a head injury from a broken bottle.

Witnesses told police a patron had assaulted another patron with a beer bottle.

While the man was being escorted outside by other patrons, he suddenly opened fire at the people who were leading him out of the business, according to investigators.

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