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North Augusta man surrenders, is arrested for Pershing Drive shooting

April 6, 2019

A North Augusta man surrendered to police and has been arrested related to a shooting incident on Pershing Drive in February.

Caleb Tremayne Johnson, 19, “surrendered himself to the North Augusta Department of Public Safety,” according to a post on the department’s Facebook page. He is charged with possession of firearm or ammunition, unlawful carrying of pistol, and failure to stop for blue lights, according to the Aiken County detention center website. There is also a hold for probation, the website says.

On Feb. 19, Public Safety responded to the 600 block of Pershing Drive following a shooting.

When officers arrived, a Hyundai vehicle crashed into the front of a house and Johnson and Deangilo Drayton, 21, each had gunshot wounds, according to the incident report.

The report states neighbors told officers both the Hyundai and another vehicle were shooting at each other. “There were an estimated 100 rounds shot between the vehicles,” the report says.

A Feb. 26 release from NADPS stated the department was seeking help in locating Johnson and Drayton and NADPS had warrants for the arrest of each of them.

″… In the beginning, these individuals were treated as victims, each were listed as both victim/suspect on the original incident report. Evidence collected during the investigation has led law enforcement to focus their efforts toward the reasonable suspicion that these men may be withholding crucial information that could help identify those in the other vehicles,” the release states.

Drayton surrendered to NADPS on March 4, according to a release, and occupants of the second vehicle in the shooting have not been identified.