ORANGEBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – A Eutawville man has been charged with shooting at four men who were riding in a golf cart over Memorial Day weekend.
Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said 18-year-old Clyde Mock is charged with four counts of attempted murder and four counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
Investigators were notified of a shooting incident around 7:40 p.m. on Sunday.
The victims told investigators they had been traveling in their golf cart near Lakeview Drive in Eutawville when a Toyota truck sped past at a high rate of speed.
When the truck stopped in the road, the men drove past it. However, they said the driver of the truck then fired at them twice before speeding away.
“They actually saw the flash,” lead investigators Marty Carrigg told the court on Tuesday.
The father of one of the victims in the cart confronted the driver of the truck when they located him and a female at a nearby landing.
The father told investigators that during the confrontation, the man admitted to shooting at the golf cart, stating “if he wanted to kill them, he could’ve,” according to the report.
After facing the father, the driver of the truck and his companion got back into the vehicle and sped off. As they did, a cell phone fell from the truck and was collected by the victims to turn over to investigators.
“For some reason, this individual thought it OK to shoot at these individuals riding past him in a golf cart,” the sheriff said. “Fortunately, no one was hit.”
Mock’s bond was set at $260,000.
Attempted murder carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison.