Three Charged In Pirates Place Shooting, Including Victim

By: Dan Yesenosky
By: Dan Yesenosky
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Greenville police say an attempted armed robbery where one person was shot was a failed drug transaction.

Christopher Dixon

Police say an attempted armed robbery where one person was shot was a failed drug transaction.

It happened around 7:45 p.m. at Pirates Place Town Homes.

Two people have been charged with the attempted robbery, while the victim now faces drug charges.

Police say Maurice Allen, Jr. and Jaquan Lane showed a weapon during the attempted robbery, and Allen was shot in the leg by a man inside the apartment.

Allen and Lane have been charged with attempted murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit a felony, and shooting into an occupied dwelling. Bonds for the two were set at $1.5 million.

Police say the man who lived at the apartment has also been charged.

Christopher Dixon was jailed on charges of sell/deliver marijuana, conspiracy to sell/deliver marijuana, maintain dwelling/place for sale of controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Dixon's bond was set at $200,000.


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One of three victims in Sunday night's attempted robbery and shooting at a Greenville apartment complex has been arrested.

Police say shots were fired during the attempted armed robbery at Pirates Place. Police say they believe the victims and would-be robbers knew each other and this was drug related.

A police report says one of the victims, who lived at the apartment where it happened, has been arrested.

25-year-old Christopher Dixon was jailed on charges of sell/deliver marijuana, conspiracy to sell/deliver marijuana, maintain dwelling/place for sale of controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Dixon was jailed on a $200,000 bond.

Greenville Police have detained several people after shots were fired during an attempted armed robbery at an apartment complex.

Police tell us an altercation took place at 7:45 Sunday night at Building 1506, Apartment 18. They say they believe the victims and suspects know each other, and that this was a drug related incident. Police don't believe anyone was shot.

Police say Pirates Place has had increased calls for service over the past few months, so officers were actually on patrol there in the parking lot when the shots were fired.


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