Crime Briefs

by | July 26, 2018 5:00 pm

Last Updated: July 25, 2018 at 10:51 am

Running amok
on the interstate
A Florida man was taken into custody on a drug charge the morning of July 17 after Colleton County Sheriff’s Office deputies brought a halt to his dangerous actions on I-95.
Two deputies were dispatched to the Circle C at 11109 Augusta Highway to check on a report of a passenger causing a scene on a Greyhound bus.
As the law enforcement officers were nearing the travel plaza, a dispatcher reported that the suspect was now on I-95, running into southbound traffic.
The deputies spotted the man, who appeared to attempting to grab onto the door handles of the passing cars.
When the man spotted the cruiser, he began running towards the officers; he complied when they told him to get on the ground and was handcuffed.
As the deputies were preparing to search him, the suspect reportedly said that he had a hypodermic needle in his sock.
When checked, the sock also reportedly contained a lighter, string and spoon. The other sock contained a bag that tested positive for MDMA (ecstasy).
He reportedly told the deputies that he had taken the narcotic earlier in the morning and someone was after him.
He then allegedly began to fight with the deputies in a bid to get up off the ground and run off.
He was placed back on the ground and put in leg shackles while waiting for a Colleton County Fire-Rescue ambulance to arrive to transport him to the Emergency Department of Colleton Medical Center for an examination.
Then the suspect, Tyler J. Lamy, 24, of Cocoa, Fla., was booked into the detention center o a charge of possession of MDMA.
City man faces
multiple charges
Members of the Walterboro Police Department were dispatched to the 300 block of Springwood Drive the afternoon of July 19 to check on a possible overdose.
Officers were informed that the man had taken an unknown medication and started to hallucinate.
An officer attempted to talk to the disoriented man, but he continued to walk around the property yelling and cursing. When it became clear that the situation was not to be resolved, an officer used his taser to take the man to the ground. The man continued to fight with officers before he could be taken into custody and then be transported to Colleton County Medical Center for evaluation.
After being released, the man, Stephen L. Boatwright, 34, of Walterboro was arrested on two counts of assault and single counts of disorderly conduct and obstruction.

Two arrested
on gun charges
Sheriff’s deputies were sent to the 12000 block of Round O Road July 20 at about 6:30 p.m. to check on reports of gunfire in the area.
Callers provided dispatch with descriptions of the two suspects and the car they occupied.
Deputies checking the area determined that they had apparently been firing shotguns at street signs in the area and several stray rounds had damaged a home.
Widening the search, they spotted the car and the two suspects outside a residence and took the men into custody.
The investigation led to the arrest of Dmitri A. Coniglio, 23, of Cottageville and Justin T. Evans, 21, of Round O on charges of discharging a firearm.

Church burglarized
Members of the sheriff’s office were called to Greater St. Stephens Church at 177 Taylor St. the morning of July 22 after a church officials arrived to find the church had been entered and several items taken.
The church’s rear door was left standing open. A check inside found that a $1,000 drum set, three window air conditioners worth $450, two speakers worth $500 and a $150 printer had been stolen.

Tools taken
Members of the sheriff’s office were called to Faye Lane in Ruffin July 17 at 10:57 a.m. to investigate a burglary.
The resident said that someone had broken into a shed. Gone were yard tools worth approximately $2,100, logging tools worth $875 and three toolboxes worth $300.

Vehicle disappears
A Colleton County man contacted the sheriff’s office the morning of July 18 after discovering that his blue 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe had disappeared.
The man reported that the vehicle, valued at $5,000, had broken down on Green Pond Highway the evening of July 17. When he returned to the spot the next morning, the vehicle was gone.

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