Man sought on multiple charges after shooting, chase | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | May 17, 2017 5:00 pm
Last Updated: May 17, 2017 at 12:00 pm
The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office would like to catch up with a Colleton County man. So would the South Carolina Highway Patrol. And maybe Orangeburg County law enforcement.
The sheriff’s office began searching for Marcus Ray Goins, 24, of 120 Carlisle Lane, Cottageville, on the morning of May 12, shortly after a shooting incident on Hampton Street.
Deputies were sent to the Orange Store at 1531 Hampton St. at around 7:45 a.m. by reports of an exchange of gunfire near the store’s gasoline pumps.
The business’s surveillance system’s video was used by investigators to identify the suspects.
Using that information, they obtained arrest warrants for Christopher Rayshawn Brown, 25, of 1006 Proctor St., Walterboro, who was the driver of a green Nissan Altima, on charges of attempted murder, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, and unlawful carrying of a firearm.
Goins, the driver of a black Chevy Silverado also involved in the incident, is sought on arrest warrants on charges of attempted murder, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, unlawful carrying of a firearm and possession of a stolen vehicle.
The possession of a stolen vehicle charge stems from Goins allegedly driving a motor vehicle which had been reported stolen by the Bamberg Police Department.
The stolen Chevrolet Silverado has chrome rims, chrome step bars and a seven-inch lift with South Carolina license tag LWX-190. On the rear window are two decals — one on the driver’s side in white letters “Simply Clean” and one in the center of the back window, a Green Monster Energy logo.
While law enforcement continued their search for Goins, he reportedly became a person of interest in another shooting incident.
This time, Goins is suspected of being involved in a drive-by shooting incident on May 13 in the Cottageville area.
According to the report on the incident, the resident of a home on Augusta Highway said he was asleep in the residence May 13 at 12:30 a.m. when he was awakened by the sound of gunfire and bullets hitting the exterior of the home.
The man said he called emergency dispatch and told his relatives at the house to leave, fearing the gunman might return.
When the relatives arrived at a different location, they determined their motor vehicle had been hit by two bullets.
Deputies investigating the incident found five spent shell casings outside the residence.
Goins was still in Colleton County on May 14.
A South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper attempted to pull a vehicle over for a traffic violation and the traffic stop turned into a chase.
The chase ended on Stokes Bridge Road at the Edisto River. Goins, who was driving the car, exited the vehicle and jumped off the bridge into the Edisto River.
The passenger followed his lead.
Once in the water, Goins swam to the Dorchester County side of the river and disappeared into the woods.
The passenger swam to the Colleton County side and was taken into custody.
Officers reportedly found two handguns: one in the vehicle and the other on the ground.
Goins is reportedly also considered a person of interest in several Orangeburg-area theft incidents.
The sheriff’s office says that Goins, 6’2” and 182 pounds, is considered armed and a danger to the public.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of either Goins or Brown, the second suspect from the Orange Store incident, are asked to contact the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office at 843-549-2211 or 843-549-6926 or Crime Stoppers.