Crime Reports | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | August 31, 2017 5:00 pm
Last Updated: August 30, 2017 at 10:17 am
A Colleton County Sheriff’s Office deputy was called to a parking lot on Jefferies Boulevard the evening of Aug. 26 to talk to a motorist who had become a target for gunfire.
The man said that he was stopped at the intersection of Robertson Boulevard and Green Pond Highway shortly before 11 p.m. As he attempted a right turn, he heard two gunshots with one of the bullets hitting the right rear of his vehicle.
The spent bullet was found in the trunk of the man’s vehicle by the deputy and collected as evidence of the attack.
A Walterboro police officer stopped at the Stuckey’s that shares space with the McDonald’s Restaurant at 1404 Sniders Highway on Aug. 27 at 9:34 p.m.
The officer had stopped for a candy bar and soft drink before returning to patrol, but saw an old acquaintance.
He knew the man from previous shoplifting incidents and it appeared that the man was allegedly back to his old habits. The officer reportedly watched as the man stuffed items in his pockets.
The officer told the man he was under arrest. The man said he wasn’t.
When the officer attempted to place the man in handcuffs, the suspect struggled. The struggle between the officer and suspect continued out the door.
Once the officer had the man under control, a search of the man’s pockets reportedly recovered stolen items totaling $46.37 and a black pouch that contained a glass pipe, two straws, baggies and tissue paper.
The incident resulted in the arrest of Wayne L. Morris Jr., 35, of Walterboro on charges of shoplifting, possession of drug paraphernalia and obstructing a law enforcement officer.
He was also served a trespass notice from the business.
Tools taken from
A member of the sheriff’s office was sent to a home in the 13000 block of Cottageville Highway the afternoon of Aug. 28 after the home owner found that the residence had been broken into and tools valued at $2,568 taken.
Someone had broken a window to get into the residence and once inside had taken the tools owned by a contractor working on the residence.
A member of the sheriff’s office was sent to a home on Hannibal Trail in Ridgeville the evening of Aug. 25 to investigate a burglary.
The deputy learned that someone had entered the home and taken a $3,500 laptop computer, other computer equipment worth $310, a $400 purse containing a small amount of cash and identification, a $300 watch and $30 knife.
Car hauled off
A Barracada Road resident called the sheriff’s office from New York to report a theft.
The man told the deputy that a neighbor had called him on Aug. 26 while he was in New York and reported that a white roll-back tow truck with red lettering on the doors had just hauled off the inoperable 1988 blue Buick Rivera that had been parked in the yard. The car belonged to the man’s mother.