WALHALLA,SOUTH CAROLINA–Two men were detained, according to the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office, after allegations of a hit-and-run and a road rage incident on I-85 on Tuesday afternoon.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to a scene involving a silver or grey Nissan with Virginia licence plates and a blue Toyota 4Runner with Florida licence plates.
When deputies arrived on the site, they saw what appeared to be bullet damage to the back glass and a tyre.
Deputies said that the Nissan’s driver swerved in front of the 4Runner on I-85 south, leading the 4Runner’s driver to relocate to the interstate’s shoulder. According to deputies, the male driver and female passenger remained in the 4Runner.
The Sheriff’s Office reported that two people, Derek Lydell Coleman and Enrico Natfonza Mayes, got out of a Nissan and approached a 4Runner that had stopped in front of them.
The driver of the 4Runner then drove away and onto I-85, followed by the Nissan. Both vehicles later exited onto Highway 11, with the Nissan in pursuit.
As they re-entered I-85, the Nissan occupants fired bullets at the 4Runner, hitting it. The 4Runner managed to reach the Welcome Center on I-85 in Georgia.
The Georgia State Patrol provided information that the Nissan was discovered on Georgia Highway 77, and subsequently, Derek Lydell Coleman and Enrico Natfonza Mayes were arrested and sent to Hart County Georgia jail.
They were charged with multiple offenses, including attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, and malicious injury to personal property.