Late Night Gun Fight in Pickens County
On 05/06/2011 victim reports he was in his home located at Terri Drive, Liberty, when he heard a vehicle with loud muffler drive slowly by his home then turn around down the street and come back to stop in front of his house. This was at about 200AM. Victim went outside to see who was there and saw persons walking around in the dark in his front yard, and described them as wearing bandanas. He called out to these persons to leave, that there was nothing at this house for them to steal, when one of the males approached victim and placed a handgun to his back and demanded the whereabouts of victim’s son. Victim was walked at gunpoint around the area in front of his home while the other males searched the yard of his home. Victim asked to be moved closer to his home stating his grandson was in the house that was left in his care. As he got closer to his home, victim stated he was able to take possession of a loaded shotgun belonging to him and fire one round at the assailants. Victim stated he fired another round at these suspects as they fired several rounds with a shotgun and the handgun at him, and in the direction of his home. Holes consistent with bullet holes were located in this address, in the area where victim was standing. He was unharmed. Suspects fled the scene. Detectives with the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office located the suspects at the Oconee Memorial Hospital where they were treated and released from injuries obtained during this gun battle.
Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Investigators charged Jeremy Robert Dalton; Adam Zachary Dixon and Steven Lamar Ivester with Kidnapping and Possession of a Weapon during a Violent Crime. All three defendants are incarcerated at the Pickens County Detention Center.