Loris man charged with shooting at tow truck driver during car repossession

04/11/2014 8:45 AM

04/11/2014 8:47 AM

A Loris man is accused of firing multiple shots at a Surfside Beach tow truck driver who was repossessing the man’s vehicle, according to Horry County police.

Quentin Antonio Jackson, 30, of Loris was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 12:27 p.m. Thursday and charged with first-degree assault and battery, according to jail records.

Officers searched for Jackson after they were called at 3 a.m. Feb. 18 to 4337 Redenbo Drive in Loris for a report of a man with a gun in that area, according to a police report. Officers learned Jackson’s vehicle, which was not described in the report, was being repossessed by a driver from Surfside Towing.

The 29-year-old driver told police he hooked the car up to the tow truck and Jackson fired two gunshots before he jumped onto the back of the truck, according to the report. The driver left and Jackson rode on the back of the truck until it reached Cedar Branch Road and S.C. 9 where the driver stopped, police said.

The driver said a man on a moped followed the truck, and when he stopped, Jackson jumped off, retrieved a rifle from the man on the moped and started shooting at the truck again, according to the report. The driver said it sounded like about 15 shots were fired at him as he fled the area.

The driver said he has had problems with Jackson before when his car was previously repossessed, according to the report.

Officers went to the house where the car was repossessed and found the moped parked outside with its engine still warm to the touch. Officers checked the moped and learned it was reported stolen in Horry County.

Officers searched the house, but did not find Jackson at that time and it was unclear how he was taken into custody Thursday. Officers found two .223-caliber shell casings at the house as evidence.

Damage to the tow truck was estimated to be $400 in the report.

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