NWGA Scanner | August 6th, 2022

Summerville man and Menlo teenager arrested after drive-by shooting on McGinnis Circle, SPD investigating

An alleged drive-by shooting on McGinnis Circle in Summerville on Sunday has ended with the arrested of two young adults, according to Summerville Police records. Around 12:49 a.m., officers responded to a shots-fired call at 44 McGinnis Circle and learned the shots came from a vehicle that fled the scene prior to officers arriving. It was determined Tristan Michael Lively, 21, of Summerville, drove his vehicle, “offensively” toward six people as a gun fired in their direction, according to Chattooga County Magistrate Court records. Witnesses claimed Sean Alan Sammons, 17, of Menlo, to be the shooter. “Fortunately, there were no injuries or property damage located as a result of the shooting,” Police Chief Harold Tucker said in a press release on Wednesday. Investigators learned the location of the pair and went to Menlo to detain them. Once the duo was in custody, officers located the firearm inside the vehicle. Both men are charged with six counts of aggravated assault, according to court records. Despite witnesses saying Sammons was the shooter, the police department has also charged both men with one count possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and one count discharging a firearm near a roadway. “The investigation into the incident is still ongoing and anyone who has any information is requested to contact Summerville Police Detective Josh Strauss at 706-859-0912,” Chief Tucker said.