Suspect pleads guilty in MB drive-by shooting

Tristen Adrianna Cox (Source: MBPD)
Tristen Adrianna Cox (Source: MBPD)
Princeton Allen Boyd (Source: MBPD)
Princeton Allen Boyd (Source: MBPD)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - One of the two suspects charged with a drive-by shooting in Myrtle Beach entered a guilty plea.

Police and fire crews responded to the drive-by shooting in the city limits of Myrtle Beach on Thursday, May 3.

Just a few hours later, police took Princeton Allen Boyd and Tristen Adrianna Cox into custody.

Captain David Knipes, spokesperson for Myrtle Beach Police Department, tells WMBF News that officers heard gunshots along the 900 block of Fourth Avenue North in Myrtle Beach around 4:40 p.m. and found a gunshot victim. Knipes said the shooting followed an argument that occurred on the 1300 block of Highway 501 in Myrtle Beach.

The victim was grazed in the shoulder with a bullet during the drive-by shooting and was treated by EMS on the scene, Knipes said.

Knipes added that 28-year-old Princeton Allen Boyd of Bucksport and 21-year-old Tristen Adrianna Cox were served warrants for five counts of attempted murder.

According to the Solicitors Office, Boyd was the shooter and Tristen drove the car Boyd got away in.

On Dec. 7, Boyd entered a guilty plea for assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, essentially dropping the five attempted murder charges.

The Solicitor's Office says Tristen Cox was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center on Thursday for failure to appear in court. The court appearance she missed is related to the drive-by shooting.

Cox has not yet entered a plea on these charges.

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