Attempted Murder suspect arrested

Just after 1:00 Sunday morning, Georgetown County Sheriffâ??s Deputies took 53-year-old James Dewey Mercer, better known as Peanut Mercer, into custody near the intersection of Georgetown Highway and Kent Road.

Mercer was wanted for Attempted Murder after deputies say he shot his friend Saturday night after a fight.

Mercer was taken to the Georgetown County Detention Center where he is awaiting a bond hearing.