by The Press and Standard | July 19, 2018 5:00 pm
Last Updated: July 18, 2018 at 1:05 pm
Fleeing driver left something behind
A Colleton County Sheriff’s Office deputy was patrolling Jefferies Boulevard near Paul Street July 15 at 3:56 a.m. when he spotted a car with an inoperable headlight heading the other way.
The deputy turned his cruiser around and went after the driver, turning on his lights and siren near the intersection of Jefferies Boulevard and Hampton Street.
The driver drove down Hampton Street and pulled into the Walterboro City Hall parking lot.
The driver was told the reason for the traffic stop and asked to provide his license and vehicle paperwork.
Then the officer reportedly noticed what appeared to be green plant material in the car. The officer asked about the apparent marijuana and if the man had other narcotics in the vehicle. He received no answers.
Then the officer asked if there might be a weapon in the vehicle. This time the driver reportedly put his vehicle in drive and did just that.
The suspect drove out of the parking lot and was headed out of town on Rivers Street when the deputy lost sight of him.
The officer broke off the chase, but soon after, the fleeing vehicle was found in the 700 block of Carn Street where the driver went off the roadway and struck the side of a residence. The driver was gone.
The officer wasn’t overly concerned. He drove back to the City Hall parking lot and retrieved the suspect’s driver’s license and insurance paperwork.
Bad thief, bad liar and bad driver
A resident of Hughes Drive in Round O called the sheriff’s office July 15 at 6:48 p.m. to report an incident.
The man said he arrived home to find a red pickup truck parked near his camper. He then came in contact with the owner of the truck.
The truck’s driver reportedly told the man that he had not taken anything, got into his truck and began driving off.
In his bid to get away, however, the suspect struck the victim’s 2018 Kia Forte, causing an estimated $3,000 damage.
When the victim checked inside the camper, a $50 DVD player and $150 video game system were gone.
Vehicles broken into
A resident of Augusta Highway in Round O contacted the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office the morning of July 14 to report two vehicles were broken into sometime during the night.
Missing from the vehicles were two purses worth $750, $280 in cash, a $220 pair of eyeglasses and a specialty pressure gauge valued at $1,085.