Crime

Judge: Rock Hill shooting was drug related

A dispute over drug turf may be the reason for a Wednesday evening shooting in south Rock Hill, according to courtroom discussions Thursday.

Corey D. Perrine, 21, of Myrtle Beach, faces an attempted murder charge for allegedly shooting Glenn Foreman of Rock Hill with a handgun. Foreman, whose age was not available, was walking Wednesday night in the 1000 block of Haile Street, near the intersection of Heckle Boulevard and Crawford Road.

The attempted murder charge could result in a life sentence for Perrine. He also faces charges of possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, carrying a pistol unlawfully and possession with intent to distribute the drug Xanax.

In reading the charges against Perrine at Thursday’s bond hearing, Municipal Court Judge Jane Modla said the shooting was a “dispute over drug turf.”

Denise Younger, 34 of 574 Rich St. in Rock Hill, also was charged in the shooting. Younger was charged with accessory after the fact, which carries a possible life sentence. She allegedly drove the car used in the shooting.

Modla set bond for Younger at $200,000 and denied bond for Perrine.

Blondell Boozer, mother of Foreman, the victim, said her son was shot twice, once in the leg and once in the ankle. She said her son was recovering from surgery Thursday at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

Boozer denied the shooting was drug related.

According to a Rock Hill Police report, the incident started when Foreman was walking on Haile Street. A car approached Foreman and someone in the car asked if he was carrying a gun.

Foreman, according to the report, took a hand out of his pocket of his sweater before he was shot.

Boozer said the shooter then stood over her son, who pleaded for his life.

Boozer said the shooter then shot her son for the second time.

Boozer spoke briefly at the bond hearing, asking Modla to deny bond for Perrine and Younger.

Modla issued a no-contact order with the victim or his family for Perrine and Younger. She also approved a court-appointed attorney for Younger.

Perrine was convicted of a second-degree felony burglary charge in South Carolina in 2011, according to a check of state criminal records. Because Perrine is a convicted felon, it is illegal for him to possess a firearm.

A search of South Carolina court records showed no criminal history for Younger. However, during courtroom discussions with Modla, Younger said she was previously incarcerated.

A search of South Carolina and Georgia prison records did not confirm Younger’s claim.

Modla said there were outstanding Georgia warrants for Younger for forgery. Younger denied the warrants were for her. After some discussion, Modla said charges against one of Younger’s friends may appear on her record, too.

Modla said the Georgia warrants may affect Younger’s status. “They say you are still wanted,” Modla said.

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