2 arrested after chase, crashes, and beating in Greer

Avery Jackson, left, and Gerrold Winfield, right. (Source: Greenville Co. Detention Center)

GREER, SC (WSPA) – Two men are in jail after police say they chased down a man and woman in a car before pulling the man from his car and attacking him Wednesday afternoon in Greer.

According to the police report, two men in a truck chased the victims from Hubert Street to West Wade Hampton Boulevard. The chase caused three crashes on Wade Hampton Boulevard.

Gerrold Allen Winfield, 60, is charged with 2 counts of attempted murder, kidnapping, assault, reckless driving, burglary, and conspiracy, while 42-year-old Avery Bernard Jackson is charged with assault and battery by mob, kidnapping, and conspiracy.

According to the report, the two suspects rammed the victim’s car with their truck and then Jackson pulled the victim out of his car through the driver’s window. Witnesses told police that Jackson then began punching the victim while Winfield began hitting him with a baseball bat.

Police say a bystander with a concealed weapon permit drew his weapon and ordered the suspects to stop. By the time they had stopped, Greer police had arrived at the scene.

One victim was taken to the hospital for neck injuries, the passenger in the car suffered only a minor cut to the lip.

Officers say one victim said the suspects kicked in the door at their home on Hubert Street and pointed a gun at her.

A spokesman with Greer Police Department says the victim supposedly stole from the suspects. The suspects went to the victims house, kicked in his door to get their stuff back, and chased the victims in a vehicle. Police say the victim’s car spun out of control during the chase and caused three other crashes in the process before assaulting the driver.

Winfield and Jackson are both being held in the Greenville County Detention Center without bond.

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