ANDERSON COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – Elbert County Sheriff’s Office officials said a man who shot inside an Upstate bar early Tuesday morning is also a suspect in an armed robbery in Abbeville County and faces an aggravated assault charge after he tried to hit one of their deputies’ vehicles with his vehicle.
We reported on Tuesday that a shooting occurred at Simon’s Bar and Grill on Clemson Boulevard just after midnight Tuesday.
In a video provided by the owners, you see a man — later identified as Mark Wilson Radcliffe, 69, of Anderson — walk through the front door and before he can be stopped, he pulls a gun and fires at least three shots towards the patrons at the bar.
Anderson County deputies said a man was taken to AnMed Hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound in the foot. He has since been released from the hospital. The second victim was reportedly grazed in her lower leg and was not hospitalized.
Radcliffe has been charged with two counts of first-degree assault and battery and one count of attempted murder in the shooting at Simon’s Bar and Grill.
According to Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews, Radcliffe is also a suspect in an armed robbery at a convenience store in Calhoun Falls around 2:50 a.m. Tuesday. He is expected to be charged by Abbeville County authorities in that incident.
Following the armed robbery, Radcliffe reportedly headed toward the Georgia state line on Highway 72.
Andrews said Radcliffe was arrested by Elbert County deputies and Elberton Police officers around 3:30 a.m. in the Walmart parking lot on Elbert Street.
He said Radcliffe faces an additional aggravated assault charge after he reportedly tried to hit a vehicle driven by an Elbert County sheriff’s deputy with his Lincoln Town Car.
Radcliffe is currently being held in the Elbert County Detention Center while he awaits formal charges.
An investigation is ongoing by Elbert County, Abbeville County and Anderson County sheriff’s offices.