When police saw a vehicle that matched the description of one involved in a shooting in McCormick, it led officers to a traffic stop that would end with three men facing charges, according to police.
Greenwood officers spotted the vehicle at about 1 p.m. Monday, and recognized one of the men inside, said Greenwood Police Department Public Information Officer Jonathan Link. Officers ran the car’s license plate and learned it had been suspended, and so went to stop the driver.
The driver continued though, not stopping until they reached a dead end on Mays Street, where all three people inside ran from the vehicle, Link said in a Facebook post. Officers chased and apprehended them, and a search found two handguns and some marijuana, the post said.
Marteze Robinson, 28, of McCormick; Terrance Rappley, 31, of Greenwood; and Ervin Williams, 29, of Greenwood, were each arrested. Robinson and Rappley were charged with unlawful carrying of a pistol and felon in possession of a firearm, though Rappley was also charged with failure to stop on lawful command and simple possession of marijuana, the post said. Williams is charged with driving without a valid license, failure to stop for blue lights and failure to stop on lawful command, the post said.
Officers learned Robinson was wanted out of McCormick and notified the agency so McCormick’s officers could arrange to take custody of him after a judge decides on his bond, the post said.