A 53 year-old Georgetown man is accused of trying to kill his friend. Investigators say it happened after 1:00 a.m. Sunday.
Georgetown County Sheriff's Deputies took James Dewey Mercer, better known as Peanut Mercer, into custody near the intersection of Georgetown Highway and Kent Road.
Police charged “Peanut” of attempted murder after he shot his friend Sunday morning as a result of a physical altercation. Mercer was transported to the Georgetown County Detention Center where he is awaiting a bond hearing.
No word what started the altercation.