NEWBERRY — A 23-year-old Newberry man has been arrested for trafficking crack cocaine he reportedly ran from deputies and shot at someone.
Kevis Devon Price of 16 Kookie Lane was arrested and charged with trafficking crack cocaine, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana, open container and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Shenice Lashay Hall, 24, of 10872 Broad River Road, Pomaria, also was arrested and charged with failure to stop for a blue light.
Newberry County Sheriff’s deputies were told that Price had allegedly shot at someone in the area of Pope Street and Kendall Road around 3:30 a.m. Saturday, according to Sheriff’s Office reports. No one was injured.
Officers spotted Price walking toward Kookie Lane and tried to stop him but Price ran and got into a gold Honda parked on Cherry Lane.
Other officers responding to the call spotted the Honda as it ran the stop sign at Kendall and Drayton streets. The officers chased the car to Belfast Road, where the driver stopped.
As officers removed Price from the car, bullets and money fell from his lap and they found a beer he was drinking.
Price and Hall, the driver of the Honda, were arrested and officers went to Price’s home. Officers were told they could search Price’s room and, after finding crack cocaine, got a search warrant for the home during which they found drugs, ammunition and other items, according to reports.
Officers did not find the gun Price allegedly used in the shooting.
At daylight, officers walked the area where Price had been and was chased and found a 9mm Luger with 22 live rounds and one round in the chamber in a patch of high grass.
At press time, Price remained in custody at the Newberry County Detention Center. Charges in the shooting had not been filed against him at press time. Hall was released from jail.