UNION — A Union man and an Enoree man could spend up to nearly 18 months in prison after pleading guilty in connection with a 2011 shooting incident.
Rashaad Akim Green, 19, 204 Lipsey St., Union, and Monterius Quantray Dawkins, 20, 131 Sparktown Drive, Enoree, each pleaded guilty this week in General Sessions Court to two counts of assault and battery first-degree and were sentenced by Judge Lee S. Alford of York to 18 months in prison with credit for seven days served on each count. Dawkins also pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute marijuana second offense and resisting arrest and was sentenced by Alford to one year with credit for seven days served on each count. All sentences are to run concurrently.
Green and Dawkins had originally been charged with attempted murder for allegedly opening fire on three men at Lakeside Drive apartment complex in September 2011.
The incident report stated that a Union Public Safety Officer was dispatched to 101 Third Avenue, Union, on September 15, 2011, in reference to shots being fired from a vehicle. The complainant told the officer he and his brother had just left Union County High School on their way back from a ball game when they stopped by Lakeside Manor Apartments to drop off some shorts at a friend’s apartment. As they were leaving, the complainant said they were followed by a brown Honda Accord with red writing on the window. He said the Accord followed them to Lakeview Garden Apartments where they went to drop off a friend.
As they approached their friend’s apartment building, the complainant said Green stepped out of the Accord, said something to them and then fired eight or nine shots at them. The complainant said he didn’t know what Green had said while the friend being dropped off said he didn’t know why Green was shooting at them. The brother of the complainant said there was another person with Green and he thought it was Dawkins. The complainant said he and his brother then sped away from the scene and went to their home on Third Avenue.
The report stated that while he didn’t notice any bullet holes in the complainant’s car, a search of the incident location by the officer and a deputy with the Union County Sheriff’s Office did turn up nine spent 9mm shell casings.
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