A South Carolina man fatally struck another man with seven bullets over a botched drug deal and robbery attempt. Now, he'll be spending nearly four decades in prison.
Channon Preston, 22, of St. Helena Island, was recently convicted of murder, attempted murder and possession of a weapon during commission of a violent crime and was sentenced to 37 years in prison.
The conviction and sentencing stem from a November 2020 incident in which Preston gunned down Steven Glover, also of St. Helena Island, during a drug deal and robbery attempt, according to The Island Packet of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
According to the 14th Circuit Solicitor's Office, Preston gunned down Glover at approximately 1 p.m. on Nov. 18, 2020. Glover, who had parked his car in the front yard of his friend of a house where his friend, Corey Deion Singleton lived.
Singleton, who was walking from his porch to the front yard as the attack began, took cover behind Glover's car before going to a neighbor's house and calling 911, according to the solicitor's office.
According to The Island Packet, Preston had often bought marijuana from Glover. This time, though, he planned to rob him. Instead, he wound up gunning him down. Glover was pronounced dead at 1:23 p.m., according to The Island Packet.
The 14th Circuit Solicitor's Office stated that Glover was shot seven times, and his vehicle was hit by 30 bullets. Xavier Maoshi Polite, 28, of Port Royal, also faces charges, including murder, in connection to Glover's death, though his trial has not yet been scheduled.