Man charged with attempted murder


UNION COUNTY — A Joensville man is being held without bond in the Union County Jail after being arrested in connection with an April shooting incident that left one man wounded.

Quenterous Dominique “Lil’ Drew” Jeter, 19, 101 C Street, Jonesville, is charged by the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) with attempted murder.

Jeter’s arrest was announced Monday morning by Sheriff David Taylor who said investigators with his office, together with SLED agents, took Jeter into custody on Friday. Taylor said that Jeter is charged with the attempted murder of Cornelius Crawford who was wounded in a shooting incident that occurred around 11:30 p.m. on April 15 in the 100 block of Horshoe Circle in the City of Union. He said that Jeter was denied bond and was still being held in the Union County Jail as of Monday morning.

The warrant for Jeter’s arrest states that “he did while on Horseshoe Circle, in the County of Union on April 15, 2015, shoot one Cornelius Crawford with the intent to kill.”

Taylor said that Jeter’s arrest is just the beginning of the investigation into the incident and that more charges are expected in the case.

The incident report on the shooting was filed by the Union Public Safety Department which was the inital responding law enforcement agency. According to the report, a public safety officer responded to shots fired in the area of Horseshoe Circle around 11:29 a.m. April 15. When the officer arrived on the scene he observed a Honda Civic at 104 Horseshoe Circle with the driver’s side rear window busted out. A witness said he’d heard several gunshots and saw a car backing out of Horseshoe Circle onto Union Boulevard. He said that when he looked outside he did not notice any damage to the vehicle at the time.

After taking picture of the vehicle, the officer searched the area for bullet casings but did not locate any. He cleared the scene at 12:21 a.m. but was advised at 12:25 a.m. that a gunshot victim, Crawford, from Horseshoe Circle was at Spartanburg Regional Hospital. The officer went to Crawford’s residence at 101 Horseshoe Circle and found blood on the front door mat and at the bottom of the front door. Another officer found bullet casings across the street. Photos were taken of the scene and the matter was turned over to investigators.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:

— David Alan Gowan, 32, 1019 Meansville Road, Union, was charged with telephone/unlawful communication around 5:20 p.m. June 28. According to the incident report the victim told deputies that she had received several text messages from Gowan and that she’d spoked with a deputy on June 22 about some harassing text messages she had gotten from Gowan. The deputy had in turn told both the victim and Gowan that they were to have no contact with each other unless it concerned their son. The report states that both understood but that Gowan then texted the victim but it was not about their son and that she’d had replied to the message telling Gowan that since it did not concern their son to not text her again. Gowan then began to text the victim from another phone and she again told him to step texting her but he continued to so so. The responding deputies then contacted the deputy who earlier told the victim and Gowan not to text each other unless it concerned their son and he confirmed that he’d told them both that.

— Charles David Brandon, 57, 130 Rainbow Lane, Jonesville, was charged with criminal domestic violence third degree around 2:30 a.m. June 27. According to the incident report deputies were dispatched to 130 Rainbow Lane in reference to a domestic dispute. When they arrived the deputies found Brandon in the yard and he stated that he came home to find his female friend in bed with another man and that he and she had an altercation. Deputies then spoke with the woman who said Brandon had been at the house drinking and that she’d and went to a friend’s house and when she returned he accused her of being with another man and an argument began. The woman said Brandon had thrown several objects around in the residence and had also broken a glass of some type and struck her in the mouth.

— Shannon Michael Austin, 39, 148 Simmons Road, Union, was charged with breach of peace around 2:25 a.m. June 27. According to the incident report deputies were dispatched to 148 Simmons Road in reference to a domestic dispute and when they arrived they found a pile of clothes and other items lying outside the side door. They spoke to the victim who said Austin had been drinking and had been verbally abusing her all day. She said he got so mad at her he threw her clothes and other items outside. She said he got up in her face screaming at her telling her to get out. She said he even punched holes in the closet door and tore it off the hinges. The woman said that Austin was upset with her because she did not want to be in a relationship with him. Deputies then spoke with Austin who the report describes as being highly intoxicated. Austin stated that he was tired of the victim using him, adding that he new he was out of line.

— Robert Garvin Jr., 44, 196 Santuc Drive, Union, was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest around 4:13 a.m. June 28. According to the incident a deputy was working security at the Waffle House, 519 N. Duncan By-Pass, Union when around 3:50 a.m. one of the employees advised him of a problem with a customer. The customer, which the report identifies as Garvin, was arguing with one of the employees. The deputy asked Garvin to quiet down and calm down because he was in a public place. The report states the deputy could tell by Garvin’s behavior that he was intoxicated. Garvin continued to be loud and boisterous and was advised by the responding deputy that he was under arrest for disorderly conduct. As the deputy attempted to put Garvin in handcuffs, the report states Garvin pulled away and walked backwards. During the ensuing struggle the deputy and Garvin fell against the jukebox and Garvin ran out the door. The deputy chased after Garvin and as they were going out the door the deputy sprays a short burst of department issued MK-3 OC spray at Garvin. Both were affected by the spray, but the deputy pursued Garvin around the parking lot of Waffle House and the bank. Several other units arrived on the scene and deputies were able to place Garvin under arrest and transported him to jail.

— Shannon Nicole Sanders, 31, and Jonathan Frank Walden, 33, both of 118 C. Vaughan Road, Union, charged with shoplifting around 7:05 p.m. and around 7:10 p.m. June 28. According to the incident report deputies were dispatched around 5:36 p.m. to the Dollar General in Buffalo in reference to a shoplifting. The caller stated that the suspect, Walden, had left in a gold colored car with a paper tag. There were two white females in the car as well. Deputies had prior knowledge that Walden lives on Hill Street in Buffalo. While one of the responding deputies went to Dollar General, the other went to the residence on Hill Street and found the gold colored car there. The report states Sanders was getting some items out of the car and another woman was standing on the porch. When asked where Walden was, the report states Sanders replied what has he done now. The deputy then told Sanders he needed to talk to her that he needed to talk to her. He told Walden he was a suspect in a shoplifting and was told he wanted to see the video. The deputy then called the deputy who’d gone to Dollar General and was told the video showed Walden taking a pack of white t-shirts from the shelf, putting them down his pants and fixing his shirt to conceal the pack of t-shirts. The video also showed Sanders standing beside Walden at the time. The report states that there was a pair of black socks that were not paid for either. When asked about the t-shirts and socks, the report states Walden said he paid for the socks but did not have a receipt to prove it. After several minutes Walden went in the house and brought out an open pack of white t-shirts. Both Walden and Sanders were then placed under arrest. In addition to being charged with shoplifting, the report states Walden and Sanders were placed on trespass notice for the Dollar General in Buffalo.