Around 3:16 a.m. m. According to a police report, a tow truck driver told an officer from the North Charleston Police Department that a man pointed a gun at him as he was repossessing a vehicle on Elms Spring Drive on Thursday.
D’Andre Parker, the suspect (age 26), ran outside and demanded that the truck be lowered and released while the driver was fastening the car to it.
When Parker learned that his car was being seized, he allegedly pulled a black handgun from his pocket and ordered the driver to “unstrap the car and let it go. “.
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The driver complied and released the car while the pistol was against his back. Parker parked the car after getting inside. After leaving the scene, the tow truck driver dialed 911.
Police arrived at the scene and observed the car before Parker left, at which point a traffic stop was started.
Following a police show-up, Parker was recognized as the suspect.
He was then taken into custody on suspicion of first-degree assault and battery and brandishing a firearm.
He is being held in custody at the Charleston County Detention Facility under a $50,000 bond.