Brandon Clint Mobley, 19, of 1130 Linersville Road, was charged Tuesday by the Union County Sheriff’s Office with discharging a firearm while under the influence and resisting arrest.
Officers were dispatched to 331 Osborne St. around 6:45 p.m. after it was reported that an intoxicated person was firing a gun in front of the residence.
Robbie Shetley, 45, who lives in the house, told officers that he heard several shots outside his door and Mobley had entered his house, threatened him and then ran back out down the alley behind the house. Shetley said he saw Mobley drinking liquor.
Another witness said he saw Mobley firing a pistol several times into the woods towards a house on Hancock Street.
Officers saw Mobley coming out of the back door of a house on Osborne Street. Officers told Mobley to stop. He ran but was captured a short distance away. He continued to resist officers and when he was placed in the back seat of the patrol car, he tried to kick out the window. Officers used pepper spray to subdue him. The patrol car window was knocked off the track but officers put it back in with no damage.
Officers were unable to find a gun.
At the jail, Mobley was advised of his rights and he told officers he had bought a bottle of liquor, shoplifted some medicine from Bi-Lo and had been smoking marijuana while drinking the liquor. He said he became upset with Shetley over derogatory comments Shetley had made about his family and girlfriend.
Officers were unable to perform a gunshot residue test on Mobley because he had to be decontaminated of the pepper spray at the jail. Officers were unable to perform a breathalyzer test on him due to severe thunderstorms and power fluctuation.
An investigation is ongoing with the Union Public Safety Department into Mobley’s shoplifting and alcohol allegations.