Update: Suspect arrested in shooting at Community Neighbor Bank
Published 4:51 pm Thursday, April 13, 2017
A heated argument escalated into gunfire at a Greenville bank during hours of operation Thursday afternoon, though no injuries were reported.
At approximately 2:50 p.m., Jarquin Ross, a 21-year-old man from Camden, fired two rounds from a pistol at another man near the drive-through area of Community Neighbor Bank in Greenville, according to Greenville Police Department chief Justin Lovvorn.
Ross has since been located, arrested and charged with reckless endangerment, discharging a firearm in the city limits and carrying a pistol without a permit.
“What we know at this point is that there was an argument between up to as many as four individuals that occurred just prior to this event,” Lovvorn said.
The argument in question didn’t take place at Community Neighbor Bank, however. One of the subjects involved in the argument pulled up to the Community Neighbor Bank drive-through to use an ATM, and another subject involved followed him to that location.
Both men got out of their respective vehicles, and it was then that the argument began anew.
“It escalated to the point where [Ross] pulled out a pistol and fired two shots toward the other subject, and then drove off,” Lovvorn continued.
“It doesn’t appear that any vehicle or person was struck by the bullet, but both the subjects involved fled the scene in two separate vehicles.”
Shortly after the suspect took flight in a black pickup truck with loud pipes, authorities issued a BOLO (be-on-the-lookout) notice for the vehicle to other agencies. Information gathered thus far led authorities to believe that their quarry were headed for Camden, Ross’s place of residence.
Ross is currently being held at the Butler County Jail.