Shooting in Fort Mill prompts attempted murder charges

March 4, 2013 

Two charged after attempted murder

Two men have been arrested after gunshots and a police chase Saturday.

The men are identified as Irayain Mitchell, 23, of Rock Hill and Kolby Byers, 24, o Rock Hill. They were charged with attempted murder, according to a Fort Mill Police report.

The incident began around 10 p.m. when a Fort Mill man went to a home off Drane Circle in Fort Mill to pick up his children from their mother. While there, he began arguing with the two suspects, the report states. During the dispute, one of the men allegedly pulled a handgun from his waistband, the report states. The man fled, and later told police gun shots were fired in his direction, the report states.

Two bullets did strike a parked car, according to police.

The two suspects allegedly fled in a stolen car, identified as a silver Mazda Protege, according to the report. Fort Mill Police were called and located the car traveling towards Rock Hill. Offers chased and caught the suspects after a nine-mile chase, that ended near the intersection of Crawford Road and Hwy. 901 in Rock Hill.

No one was injured in the incident. More charges may be pending. The investigation is still pending.

Three charged with grand larceny

A trio of Lancaster residents were arrested in connection to an incident at the Walmart in Tega Cay, according to a York County Sheriffs Office report.

The suspects were arrested Feb. 27 and charged with grand larceny. The arrests stem from a Feb. 17 incident at Walmart in which the individuals were allegedly caught on surveillance video stealing more than $4,000 in electronic merchandise, according to the report.

After working with store officials and conducting an investigation, law enforcement obtained the warrants and made the arrests. The individuals arrested are as follows: Melissa Sue Meyers, 23; Sherniece Nichols Jones, 22; and Donna Faith Beckham, 38.

Charlotte police officer robbed

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg off duty police officer was the victim of a strong-arm robbery at a Fort Mill convenience store, according to a York County Sheriffs Office report.

The officer drove to a store on Carowinds Boulevard last week to sell a used iPhone to a person the officer met online. During the sale, before cash was exchanged, the suspect sprayed the officer with pepper spray, took the phone and ran, according to the report.The officer chased the man and caught him as he was getting into a vehicle. The suspect dropped the phone and hit the officer with the car door. The suspect escaped.

The off duty officer then called deputies. No suspects have been found. The victim was not seriously injured.

Compiled by Adam O’Daniel

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