NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV)-- Shots rang out at a North Charleston neighborhood Wednesday night and in the end, three people were put behind bars, two stolen guns were recovered and police learned that truth comes from the mouths of babes.
According to a police report, officers responded to a home on Madden Drive around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday for shots fired. As they were on their way they were advised that six people were fighting in the street, trying to take a gun from a black male wearing a white shirt and a yellow hat.
When officers arrived, they found two cars, a burgundy Sonata and a silver Nissan, speeding from the scene. Officers stopped the cars and three women inside of the Sonata said they had been shot at. Two women inside the Nissan also said they had been shot at. They told police they thought the shots came from a dark-colored Kia sedan.
The report says one of the women in the Sonata told police she thought she knew who was shooting at them because her sister's apartment had been "shot up by some friends of a black female known as 'Johnte'" and that she has been getting threats ever since. She said she got some of her friends together to confront 'Johnte' to end the fight once and for all.
Officers say they were able to find the address where the incident occurred. There, they found Angelo Young and Takasha Pete. In front of the home was a black Kia belonging to Johnte Sparkman. Inside of the car, police found about 15 grams of pot and a digital scale.
Dispatch then told police that a witness said a man with a gun had gone into the home and hadn't left. Takasha Pete said there was no one in the home but when officers asked her children, they said that two men were in the back bedroom watching TV.
Nathaniel Whack and Pierre Pete came out when police called for them and they were detained. During a search, officers found partially smoked joints, three loaded handguns, two semi-automatic weapons, and a revolver. According to the police report, one of the handguns was a Glock stolen from a former Richland County sheriff's deputy and another was a .38 reported stolen by Mount Pleasant police.
Whack and Pierre Pete admitted to being in the Kia, letting Johnte Sparkman off the hook for the marijuana.
Nathaniel Whack Jr. and Pierre Pete are charged with possession with intent to distribute.
Pierre Pete is also charged with possession of a stolen pistol.
Takasha Pete is charged with two counts of possession of a stolen pistol because it was her residence where the stolen weapons were found.
Also, according to the police report, during a strip search a spent .38 shell casing fell out of Whack's anus and was logged into evidence.