MARION, SC (WBTW) – The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says two people have been arrested after deputies responded to a home invasion Friday morning that resulted in a shootout with officials and ended in a high-speed chase.
According to Marion County Sheriff Brian Wallace, deputies were called to a home invasion in the Zion community Friday morning around 7 a.m.
When deputies arrived, the suspects began firing shots at deputies. Sheriff Wallace says during the initial shootout, a deputy’s shotgun was struck, causing it to malfunction.
The suspects then got into a car and a high-speed chase ensued. During the chase, the suspects reportedly continued shooting at deputies and officials with the South Carolina Highway Patrol. Sheriff Wallace says Marion deputies returned fire, and fired one shot back.
The sheriff says the suspects’ vehicle eventually crashed in the city of Marion. Highway patrol apprehended one suspect and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested the other.
Lt. Darren Miles with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office identified the suspects as Jayme Delshon Gamble, 32, and Kendell Allen Gamble, 29, both of Georgetown.
Each man is charged with five counts of attempted murder, seven counts each of attempted armed robbery and kidnapping, burglary, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, discharging a firearm into a vehicle, possession fo a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, and possession of a stolen handgun.
Jayme Gamble also faces an additional charge of failure ot stop for blue lights.
Bond was denied for both subjects by the Honorable Judge Fling, Chief Magistrate of Marion County, confirms Lt. Miles.
A deputy’s windshield was hit by a bullet, a highway patrol vehicle was also damaged in the chase but no deputy or trooper was hurt, Sheriff Wallace confirms.
The sheriff also says the initial incident was investigated by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the pursuit and traffic collision was investigated by Florence County Sheriff’s Office.