Last updated: May 08. 2014 12:19PM - 307 Views
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A shootout between three local men last week near Davis Street Apartments, ended without any reported injuries.


Two of the men, Bobby Joe Drakeford Jr., 23, and Garrett Mason McIntosh, 20, were arrested after a brief police chase, immediately following the shootings.


The third man that authorities believe was involved — Stanley Bernard Sharper Jr — has not yet been apprehended, according to Cheraw interim Police Chief Keith Thomas.


Drakeford and McIntosh were each charged with discharging a firearm into a dwelling, assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.


According to Cheraw Police, Ravon Renee Issac told the police that Drakeford and McIntosh had gone to her Davis Street home looking for her son, Wesley Issac. According to the police police report, she said Drakeford threatened her son’s life saying, “I’m gonna put a bullet in Wesley’s head tonight.”


As officers continued to patrol the area, about an hour after the initial call, Lt. Sandy McCormick, saw Issac going in his home.


“I called him over to my car and asked him what was going on with him, Bobby and Garrett. He advised that Sharper was having problems with them and got him involved.”


As officer McCormick and Issac were talking, a dispatcher sent out a call of shots being fired in the area.


Drakeford and McIntosh were apprehended at the corner of ACL Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive, just blocks from the Davis Street Apartments.


Officers reported hearing 20 or more gunshots.


A gun that officers believe was thrown from the car in which Drakeford and McIntosh were traveling was found near the scene. Shell casings inside the vehicle have also been recovered.


“It appears McIntosh and Drakeford fired at Sharper, who in turn pulled a 9 mm pistol and returned fire,” Thomas said.


Sharper, 23, of 229 Godfrey Street, Cheraw, remains at large.


— Karen Kissiah can be reached at 843-537-5261.

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