A midnight shooting lead to the arrest of a male teen and a Fort Lawn fugitive, officials said.
A 16-year-old is being held in custody at the county detention center in York after officials say he fired a 12-gauge shotgun multiple times into a silver Honda Accord, according to a police report from the York County Sheriff’s Office.
The teen, whose name has not been released, was charged with assault and battery with intent to kill and possession of marijuana, the report notes.
Warrants have not been served on the boy, said Sgt. Danny Catoe of the York County Sheriff Office.
When the warrants are served, officials will be able to ascertain if the boy will be charged as a juvenile or adult, Catoe said.
Police also arrested one of the victims, James Erwin Oxendine. Oxendine, 23, of 3005 Saluda Road, was a fugitive wanted for distribution of marijuana in Fort Lawn, according to an incident report and arrest warrants from the Fort Lawn Police Department.
Oxendine, who was not injured in the gun fire, was transferred to Fort Lawn Police Department this morning, said Chief Richard Smith.
According to the warrant, Oxendine distributed 117 grams of marijuana in a Fort Lawn parking lot to an unknown individual. The Dec. 29 transaction was recorded on audio and video tape by police, the warrant notes. The drug has a street value of approximately $400.
Oxendine, who works for a South Carolina chemical company, could have a bond hearing today, Smith said.
Oxendine is expected to be transferred to the Chester County Detention Center, Smith said. Oxendine’s drug charges are not related to the shooting, Smith said.
Early this morning officials responding to a shooting, where a youth advised that two men threatened to kidnap his girlfriend and cause bodily harm if the youth did not reveal his home address, according to police reports.
When the men contacted the girl, the youth gave them his address to prevent them from harming her or her family, the report notes.
Before the men arrived, the youth took his father’s 12-gauge Mossberg shotgun and hid in the wooded area near the home, according to the report.
The men arrived in a silver Honda Accord. The youth told police he fired six rounds into the car, possibly hitting (the car) at least once as the car stopped, the report notes.
After the youth was put in a police car, officials recovered the weapon, which was located behind the door in the front right bedroom, according to the report.
When officers searched the youth’s home, they recovered a small amount of marijuana from a dresser, according to the report.
The report further notes shooting was drug related.
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