A 16-year-old Beaufort boy was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday after being convicted of two counts of attempted murder in connection with a 2011 shooting at an apartment complex, according to the 14th Circuit Solicitor's Office.
Following a two-day trial, jurors found Mykel Johnson guilty of shooting at a Marine and his pregnant wife as they drove out of Cross Creek Apartments in Beaufort on Oct. 28. The wife called 911 after the car was hit several times, including one round found lodged in the driver's side headrest, a Solicitor's Office news release said. Neither the man nor his wife was injured.
Soon after the incident, Beaufort police officers executed a search warrant at Johnson's home. They didn't locate him, but found ammunition, gun oil and marijuana in his bedroom, the release said. On Nov. 8, agents with the U.S. Marshals Service found Johnson hiding in a trailer in Yemassee.
Johnson has a juvenile record that includes a 2011 conviction for resisting arrest and a 2010 conviction for a minor in possession of a handgun.
Circuit Court Judge Carmen T. Mullen handed down the 15-year sentence, of which Johnson must serve at least 85 percent, according to state law.