Crime Briefs | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | March 17, 2016 5:00 am
Last Updated: March 16, 2016 at 1:01 pm
Jewelry stolen from business
A fleet-footed felon raced out of Griffin Jewelers at 689 Bells Highway shortly after noon on March 11.
A store employee told Walterboro Police Department personnel that a black male wearing dark pants, a white or pink shirt, a marijuana leaf hat and gold “Jesus” necklace asked to look at several necklaces. After examining them, he asked for the price on one of the necklaces.
The clerk said she returned the tray of necklaces to the display case while she obtained the price. Returning to the customer, he asked to examine the necklaces again.
Once the necklaces were back out of the case, the suspect grabbed the display and ran. He was last seen headed west on Peachtree Road.
The gold necklaces taken in the incident are valued at $5,000.
Woman injured in shooting incident
Callers sent members of the sheriff’s office to the S&S Lounge at 1038 Sizemore Road in Smoaks to investigate a shots-fired call.
Officers arriving at the lounge interviewed a few people found outside the lounge, but could obtain no information on the incident.
The deputies were then informed that a woman, apparently injured in the incident, had arrived at the Emergency Department of Colleton Medical Center for treatment.
The woman, being treated for a minor injury, told the officers that she was in the area when a group of people near the roadway began arguing. Then she heard shots and was apparently hit by one of the shots. She was given a ride to the medical center in a private vehicle.
The woman said she did not know who shot her or why.
The Walterboro Police Department was called to an apartment on Beach Road March 10, the resident reporting that her 14-year-old son had just driven off in her 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander.
As the officer was obtaining the report, the juvenile ran inside the apartment, saying someone made him take the vehicle. Asked to explain, he told the officer that two black males had held him at gunpoint and made him leave with the car. A short time after driving out of the apartment complex, the juvenile said the two suspects started punching him in the side until he got out of the vehicle. He said once they got him out of the car, they drove off.
A man walked into the sheriff’s office headquarters March 11 wanting to report a theft.
He told the deputies he had been living with a woman in Round O until early January when a dispute with the woman caused him to move out. When he returned to the residence a few weeks later to collect some of his belongings, he found that the wide variety of items valued at nearly $3,000 were gone.
The victim said he was told by others that the woman had allegedly said she had sold off the items as payment for her pain and suffering.
Robbed at gunpoint
The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the report of an armed robbery early Saturday morning.
The victims told deputies that they had arrived at a Moonlight Lane residence Saturday shortly after midnight, planning to visit the residents. As they sat in their vehicle, the victims said they were approached by two armed black men, ordered out of their truck and onto the ground. Then the two men — one armed with a handgun, the other with an assault rifle— took a cell phone and $250 in cash and fled.