Two Warrenton, Ga., brothers have been charged after shots were fired Saturday at an American Legion post in Lincolnton.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office was called at 12.14 a.m. to the post at 1070 Thomas Lane Post Road after shots were fired at a party for teenagers. Witnesses told police that the shots came from a red Ford as it left the parking lot.
Police later responded to a fight at a fast-food restaurant parking lot, where an officer saw a man discarding a pistol after removing it from a Ford matching the one seen at the shooting.
Police found a semi-automatic pistol with an altered serial number from shrubbery near the restaurant.
Denodre Sentell Battle and Deonte Dentrell Battle, both 18, of 80 Evergreen Ave., were booked into the Lincoln County jail.
Deonte Battle was charged with discharging a pistol near a highway, criminal use of an article with an altered identification mark, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of a firearm while under the influence and possession of alcohol by a person under 21. Deondre Battle was charged with possession of alcohol by a person under 21 and being a party to a crime.
Sheriff Bruce Beggs praised his deputies for making an arrest in less than 30 minutes.