By Stan Welch
It was just a regular hot June Saturday night at the Highway 418 Dance Barn, when a car driven by nineteen year old D’Marrion Jaquay Gilmore left the road and crashed into a telephone pole, bursting into flames.
Gilmore told those at the dance club not to call the police, saying he was wanted on several warrants, but the Greenville County Sheriff’s deputies were already en route. James Reeves, manager of the club, said that Gilmore put a gun to his forehead and demanded keys to a vehicle. When Gilmore left the building, those inside locked him out. When he couldn’t locate the car he fired several shots into the building.