Midlands Crimestoppers | 1-888-CRIME-SC
Midlands Crimestoppers
Home
News
About
Contact Crime Stoppers
Crime Stoppers FAQ
Donate to Crime Stoppers
Submit a Tip to Crimestoppers (New Window)
View & Search the Online Crime Map
Home  |  News  |  Teen arrested in 2009 cab driver shooting

Teen arrested in 2009 cab driver shooting
Tuesday, May 15, 2012

 
NEWBERRY COUNTY, SC (WIS) - A Newberry teenager has been arrested and charged in the 2009 shooting of a cab driver.

James Ojore Tribble, 19, was charged on April 20 with attempted murder and armed robbery after the victim identified him in a photo lineup.

A Newberry County deputy found Mace Gallman suffering from gunshots in a ditch near Belfast Rd. and Belmont Church Rd. on July 27, 2009.

Gallman, who had been on the job for just two months, told investigators he had picked up two men on Smith Rd. near Newberry Academy at approximately 11:00 p.m. When he did not report in, the cab company's dispatcher called the sheriff's office to be on the lookout for the taxi.

A deputy searching a remote area of the county for a downed tree found Gallman, dumped on the side of the road 20 miles from where he picked the two men up. Deputies found the cab about 7 miles away, but the two suspects were gone.

Gallman had been shot three times and spent nearly a month in the hospital.

Newberry County Sheriff Lee Foster said investigators were able to gather information that James Tribble was the man who shot the cab driver.

Acting on a tip, investigators prepared a photo lineup that included the suspect and asked Gallman to see if the man who shot him was in the six person lineup. Gallman identified Tribble as the person who shot him.

"I am so proud of and pleased with the investigators efforts on this case," said Foster. "They stayed the course and brought the suspect to justice and at least partial closure to the victim and his family."

"We live in a society that is often quick to criticize others, especially those in the public service," said Foster. "I am so grateful that the men and women of the Newberry County Sheriff's Office give so much every day!"

Investigators are still seeking the identity of the second suspect involved with the shooting and are still asking anyone with any information to contact the Newberry County Sheriff's Office at (803) 321-2222 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CrimeSC, www.sccrimestoppers.com or text your tip to "TIPSC plus your message" to CRIMES (274637).

Tribble remains in custody pending a bond hearing before a circuit court judge.

Source: http://www.wistv.com/story/18424484/teen-arrested-in-2009-cab-driver-shooting

If you, or someone you know, have any information regarding any crime, you are encouraged to contact Crimestoppers. You could earn a reward up to $1,000.

Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Texters can send anonymous tips to CRIMES (274637), and mark the beginning of the message with "TIPSC". Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help. Msg&Data Rates May Apply.


Notice about comments:

Comments left on this site are NOT ANONYMOUS.

Crimestoppers does not take information on crimes here or via standard email because we cannot guarantee your anonymity. Any information sent to us through comments will NOT be acted upon and will be removed. Please call 1-888-CRIME-SC, or use our online tip form to give information anonymously to Crimestoppers.


More from Midlands Crimestoppers



DO NOT attempt to approach, detain, follow or arrest any individual based on this web site's information. As information becomes dated it may become less accurate. Because some wanted persons are being sought for crimes of violence, or are known to be armed, all wanted persons should be considered dangerous. If you have information regarding the identity or whereabouts of any wanted person immediately contact Crime Stoppers or notify your local law enforcement agency.

Site Design & Maintenance:
CharlestonImage.com
CharlestonImage.com

© Copyright Midlands Crimestoppers. All Rights Reserved.