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Sheriff: Two in custody after altercation leaves one shot at Ladson neighborhood

Deputies respond to Ladson neighborhood. (Source: Live 5 News) Deputies respond to Ladson neighborhood. (Source: Live 5 News)
Deputies respond to Ladson neighborhood. (Source: Live 5 News) Deputies respond to Ladson neighborhood. (Source: Live 5 News)
Leclerc was charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. He also had a warrant for a family court issue. Leclerc was charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. He also had a warrant for a family court issue.
Scruggs was charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature and possession of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime. Scruggs was charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature and possession of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime.
BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

Sheriff Duane Lewis says an altercation outside a Ladson home left one person shot in the leg and two others injured Monday night. 

It happened outside a home on Miami Street off of College Park Road. 

According to Lewis, deputies have two people in custody. 

"It's isolated to this one residence, one we are familiar with," Lewis said. 

Officials with the Berkeley County Sheriff's office say deputies responded to the home in reference to an altercation and a report of a gunshot. 

Residents reported seeing multiple ambulances at the scene earlier. 

According to a release by Chief Deputy Mike Cochran with the Berkely County Sheriff's Office, the victim was at his home when his common-law wife returned home accompanied by Jack Scruggs, Jr. and Richard Leclerc III.

A verbal altercation began and Scruggs and Leclerc began to physically assault the victim.

At some point during the altercation, the victim reportedly grabbed a tee-ball bat to defend himself and Scruggs pointed a pistol at him, hitting the victim in the leg.

The victim reportedly hit Scruggs and Leclerc with the bat.

Authorities and EMS responded shortly thereafter and all three men were taken to an area hospital.

When Scruggs was at the hospital, medical staff reported finding a wide array or illegal narcotics concealed within his body.

Once removed by medical staff and examined, it was determined that there was a bag containing a white, rock-like substance that field tested presumptive to be cocaine weighing 2.6 grams, a clear bag containing a green, plant-like material weighing roughly 4.4 grams that field tested presumptive to be marijuana, a folded up dollar bill containing a brown powdery substance that field tested presumptive to be heroin, a folded piece of tin foil containing .5 grams of a substance that field tested presumptive to be methamphetamine and another bag containing five tablets of Oxycodone, according to Cochran.

Below is a live report from the scene: 

Scruggs was charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature and possession of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime.

Leclerc was charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. He also had a warrant for a family court issue.

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