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by The Press and Standard | April 13, 2017 5:00 pm
Last Updated: April 12, 2017 at 11:32 am
Man captured after high speed chase
A Colleton County deputy patrolling in Islandton on April 5 spotted a small black Infinity going 90 mph in a 55 mph zone. As he turned to pursue the vehicle, the driver began passing traffic on a double-yellow line.
As the driver turned onto Forks Road, the left front tire blew out, but the driver continued down the middle of the road. After turning onto Sineath Road, the car stopped in front of a house and the suspect ran with the deputy in pursuit.
The foot chase continued back down Forks Road onto a fireline, where the deputy temporarily lost sight of the man. When he spotted the suspect hiding in the trees, the man ran back to his car and headed toward Highway 63 on the rim with no tire, wrecking at Bishop Road and Sidneys Highway.
By that time, backup had arrived and deputies arrested Edward Dyshawn Breland, 33, of 747 Sharpe Ln., Walterboro, and transported him to jail.
An inventory of the suspect’s vehicle turned up a glass Mason jar containing a plastic bag of what was believed to be marijuana. The license plate came back as registered to a 2005 Ford.
Breland is charged with failure to stop for a blue light, simple possession and traffic violations.
Race watcher shot in foot
A Walterboro man was halfway home on the evening of April 6 when he realized he had been shot.
The 32-year-old Walterboro man, interviewed by a Charleston County Sheriff’s Office investigator while he was undergoing treatment for a gunshot injury to his left foot, said he had been attending a drag race in the Hollywood area when he was injured.
The loser of the car race, he told the investigator, pulled a handgun and began firing.
The victim said when the gunfire began, he left the area of Storage Road and Churchill Lane in Hollywood.
Halfway to Walterboro, the man said he determined he had been hit in the left foot and made his way to Colleton Medical Center’s Emergency Department for treatment.
According to the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office report, the victim identified the shooter but would not give the investigator any more information, reportedly telling the deputy “he would take care of it himself.”
Home hit by gunfire in Smoaks
A resident of Tingman Lane in Smoaks called the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office April 10 at 2:08 a.m. after bullets struck the man’s home and motor vehicle.
The man said he was playing video games when he heard at least 25 shots and the sound of bullets striking the home. He went to check on his wife and their young child before calling E-911 to report the incident. No one inside the home was injured in the attack.
Deputies arriving at the home found 25 bullet holes in the front of the mobile home and another four bullet holes in the man’s motor vehicle.
The victim told deputies he was unsure why his home had been targeted.
Car stolen from woman’s front yard
The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office was called to a residence in the 600 block of Bee Drive the morning of April 7 after the resident reported a motor vehicle had disappeared from her front yard.
The woman said she had parked the black 2015 Dodge Charger, valued at $20,000, the evening before.
When she went outside April 7 at 9:04 a.m., she found the vehicle, which belonged to another person, was gone.
Shots fired on Rivers Street
A member of the sheriff’s office was sent to a residence in the 1200 block of Rivers Street the morning of April 9 to investigate a gunfire report.
A resident said that he was asleep when he was awakened by five or six shots outside the residence.
Residents could offer no reason why someone that targeted an unoccupied bedroom at the residence.
Family pet taken from Green Pond
A resident of Baldwin Lane in Green Pond contacted the sheriff’s office the morning of April 7 to report the family pet was gone.
The resident told deputies that the beagle, trained as a hunting dog, had apparently been taken sometime between April 4 and April 7. The victim reported the dog was valued at $2,800.