A fourth suspect involved in a family feud incident that erupted in Sumter County turned herself in to authorities Friday morning.
Crystal M. Gainey, 38, is charged with two counts of attempted murder, third degree assault and battery and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to spokesman Braden Bunch.
Gainey is accused of firing a handgun at two people in the 3100 block of South U.S. 15 around 5:15 p.m. Sunday, Bunch said. She followed one of the victims from the Food Lion on U.S. 15 South to another location about five miles away.
Gainey’s husband and one of the victim’s were involved in a physical altercation, and Gainey drew a .22-caliber handgun and fired at the person in a Chevrolet pickup, Bunch said. The victim tried to flee and ran over Gainey’s husband.
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Gainey is also accused of stopping and approaching the two people in the Food Lion parking lot and spraying them with pepper spray, according to arrest warrants.
Gainey was taken to the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center while she awaits a bond hearing.
Gainey’s 65-year-old father, Charles Ridgill, turned himself in to authorities Tuesday evening for charges including three counts of first degree assault and battery and pointing and presenting a firearm at a person, Bunch said. Ridgill was granted a $55,000 bond by a Sumter-Lee Magistrate Court judge.
Gainey and Ridgill both allegedly fired several shots at Joseph Henderson Jr., 20, Joseph Lloyd Henderson Sr., 43, and Joshua Henderson during the incident on South U.S. Highway 15.
Joseph Henderson Jr. has been charged with attempted murder, and his father, Joseph Lloyd Henderson Sr., has been charged with third-degree assault and battery.
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