Deputies: Chester man shot following argument runs to feed and seed store for help

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comApril 14, 2014 

Bobby Sims

— A Chester County man was airlifted to a Charlotte hospital after deputies say he hit and jumped on a woman’s car, shouting for help and yelling that he had been shot on Friday.

At about 9:30 p.m., deputies were sent to Old York Road near a feed and seed store after a woman called that a man who claimed that he was shot was jumping on her car, asking for help, according to a Chester County Sheriff’s report. Deputies met with Natonio Allen Byrd, 35, who suffered from gunshot wounds in his chest and arm, said Chester Sheriff’s Office Capt. Robert Sprouse.

Paramedics treated Byrd, who told deputies that the suspect was in the house behind the store, the report states. Deputies found Bobby Randolph Sims, 52, and, after investigating, charged him with attempted murder. Byrd was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte for treatment. He is in good condition, Sprouse said.

Deputies say shots were fired after an argument erupted between Byrd and Sims. It’s unclear what led to their dispute, but authorities did recover a gun from Sims’ home, Sprouse said. Deputies do not suspect drugs were involved. After he had been shot, Sims ran into the feed and seed store’s parking lot and flagged the woman down for help.

By Monday, Sims was held at the Chester County Detention Center without bond.

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