CHARLESTON, S.C. – A third man has been charged in connection with a June 28 triple homicide in the parking lot of the North Charleston Cycle Gear store.
Bail was set at $500,000 for Derryl Domonic Gadson, 49, of Middleburry, who was jailed Monday on a charge of second-degree assault and battery by mob, according to the Charleston Post & Courier.
Police still have not disclosed what started the fracas that began as a fistfight at the counter and ended in a hail of gunfire in the parking lot, but they have said it involved a beef between rival gangs Real Kings and Wheels of Soul.
An arrest affidavit states that members of the Wheels of Soul, including Gadson, followed two members of the Real Kings who had gone in to shop. The Wheels ordered the Real Kings outside, where 15 more Wheels of Soul members were jeering at them. The affidavit states Gadson and three others started punching and using blunt objects, including a “paddle stick,” to hit one of the men over the head. The alleged victim eventually fell and lost consciousness.
At his bond hearing July 8, Gadson’s family said he helped found the more community-minded Band of Brothers Motorcycle Club and is not a member of the Wheels of Soul, and that he has worked for 19 years at a State Farm insurance office. They say he was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Two arrests were made the day after the shootings. Ronald Reid, 43, of Summerville faces a murder charge in Horry’s death, though family members have said he fired in self-defense. Barry Stinson, 32, of Charlotte faces a count of second-degree lynching by mob.
Posted by Holly Wagner