Stepbrother charged after man shot in face

EASLEY — An Easley man is behind bars after turning himself into authorities on Sunday after his stepbrother was shot in the face on Friday.

Derrick Jeremiah Goode, 42, of 123 21st Street in Easley, had been at large since the incident and sought by police in the shooting, authorities with the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office said.
Police say they believe a verbal dispute between two family members resulted in a single gunshot wound to the face of an adult male also living at the home at the Silverlake Mobile Home Park.

Deputies say they were called to the Baptist Easley emergency room in reference to a shooting. When they arrived they spoke to the victim, who told officers that he was holding his brother’s gun and it went off, striking him in the lower jaw. When officers went to the waiting room, a witness at the scene told deputies that the victim was covering for his stepbrother.

After taking a written voluntary statement from the witness, deputies obtained warrants for the arrest of Goode for attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

Pickens County Chief Deputy Creed Hashe told the Courier that no bond had not been set, and Goode is being held at the Pickens County detention center.