MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — A man charged with murder in a shooting at Donny’s Saloon will appear in court for his first appearance on Tuesday afternoon.
Jermaine Gattison, 36, is charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. The shooting happened on March 25 at the saloon on 3rd Ave. S. in Myrtle Beach, according to police.
Court dates were set for Gattison for July 9 at 1 p.m. in Conway and Aug. 6 in Conway. Gattison told the judge he has an attorney, but his attorney was at another hearing on Tuesday.
Authorities said Gattison fled the area after the shooting and was found in California with the help of the U.S. Marshal’s fugitive task force.
Jas’sier Wilson, of Surfside Beach, was shot at the bar and died several days later on April 2 at the Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, according to the Horry County Coroner’s Office. The victim’s family was in court on Tuesday but chose not to speak at this time.
Police say staff members at Donny’s Saloon did not call law enforcement or seek treatment for the victim and attempted to clean up the crime scene, including mopping up the floor and removing shell casings “to attempt to impede the law enforcement investigation.”
Gattison left the area after the shooting and was later arrested in California.
Four people were charged with obstruction of justice as a result: Brian Rommel Foushee, 36, of Atlantic Beach, Isabella Rena Gaghum, 24, of Myrtle Beach, Danny Kevin Gunter, 37, of Myrtle Beach, Dominique Nichole Nance, 24, of Myrtle Beach.
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