Sheriff's Office seeks Travelers Rest man on assault, firearm charges

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Greenville County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating a Travelers Rest man wanted in connection with two separate incidents that took place in February of this year.

According to warrants, 35-year-old Jody Dale Gossett, of Boswell Circle, is charged with third-degree assault and battery, malicious damage, discharging a firearm into a dwelling, unlawful possession of a sawed-off shotgun, possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a violent felony, driving under suspension, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance.

Warrants allege that on or about Feb. 23 Gossett was arguing with a woman at her Loftis Road residence when he pushed her onto a couch and fired a sawed-off shotgun inside the home, causing damage to the ceiling and a cabinet.

Several days later, Gossett was pulled over during a traffic stop but fled on foot, according to investigators.

Deputies found marijuana, two glass pipes and a plastic bag with eight pills when they searched Gossett's vehicle, the warrants allege.

Investigators ask anyone who may have information regarding the location of Jody Dale Gossett to call Crime Stoppers at (864) 23-CRIME.