Four arrests made in shots fired incident
Sunday morning at 2:09 a.m., officers from the Forest City Police Department were dispatched to the Owls Nest on West Trade Street in Forest City in reference to shots fired in the parking lot of the business.
During their initial investigation, officers determined the shooting was a result of a disturbance that started inside the establishment and then moved out to the parking lot. A physical altercation between several subjects ensued in the parking lot and several shots were fired.
Officers interviewed witnesses, collected evidence and pursued potential suspects in the case. Investigators met with the district attorney’s office and on Thursday arrested four individuals in connection with the shooting.
Christopher Antonio Ross, 21, of Ellenboro, was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, going armed to the terror of the public, carrying a weapon at an establishment where alcohol is sold/consumed, discharging a firearm inside the city limits, aggravated misdemeanor assault, intoxication and disruptiveness, resisting a public officer and misdemeanor inciting a riot. He was placed under a $60,000 secured bond.
Darris Rashad Jimerson, 20, of Bostic, was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, felony inciting a riot, simple affray, intoxication and disruptiveness, resisting a public officer and consuming alcohol underage. He received a $35,000 secured bond for his charges.
Orlando Stephen Orr, 29, of Spindale, was arrested and charged with simple affray, intoxication and disruptiveness and misdemeanor inciting a riot. He was placed under an $8,000 secured bond.
Alyson Michelle Kirby, 19, of Spindale, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor inciting a riot and two counts consuming alcohol underage. She received a $5,500 secured bond for her charges.
Forest City Police Department investigators along with agents from the Alcohol Law Enforcement division continue to investigate this incident.