by The Press and Standard | August 16, 2018 5:00 pm
Last Updated: August 15, 2018 at 9:35 am
A shots-fired call the afternoon of Aug. 13 sent a convoy of Colleton County Sheriff’s Office personnel racing out of town on Hampton Street.
The call came in at 4:41 p.m., sending the law enforcement personnel to the area of Jerry Street, just outside the Walterboro city limits.
The caller reported hearing four shots in the area and deputies arriving at the scene learned that the suspect, a black male with dreadlocks, had scaled a fence and made his escape into the woods.
Officers were informed that the target of the attack walked into the Emergency Department of the Colleton Medical Center and was undergoing treatment for a non-life threatening injury.
A vehicle involved in the incident had four bullet holes in it.
The sheriff’s office is continuing the investigation into the aggravated assault and is not releasing any additional information.
relocated to jail
Two men sleeping in the wrong house were relocated to the Colleton County Detention Center the morning of Aug. 10.
The sheriff’s office was called to a home on Barbara Lane at 5:12 a.m.
The female resident texted her boyfriend, saying that two men had shown up at the home the night before. She said she didn’t know who they were and they had refused to leave.
Deputies arriving at the home found the boyfriend on the front porch. After talking to the man and woman on the porch, a deputy entered the home and found one of the men asleep on the living room couch.
The deputy woke the man up and escorted him to the porch. The man’s speech was slurred and the deputy told him he was trespassing at the home.
A deputy went back into the home and found the second man asleep in the master bedroom.
That man was also awakened and brought outside. He told the deputy that he believed he was in his girlfriend’s home. He was also told he had to leave the residence.
The man who had been asleep on the couch said he wanted to go back into the house and retrieve his cell phone and other belongings.
The man who had been asleep in the bedroom told him to leave the items, that they should just leave.
The deputy said the man could not re-enter the home but that he would go into the home and retrieve his items.
The deputy asked the woman who owned the items and she said they all belonged to the two men.
When the deputy started to collect the items on the table by the couch, he noticed an open package of cigarettes that contained a folded napkin inside a plastic bag.
Inside the folded napkin, the deputy allegedly found three white rocks that tested positive for methamphetamine.
The deputy went back outside and told the two men, Christopher Wilson, 27, of Walterboro, and Kyle Bell, 26, of Walterboro, that they were being arrested on narcotics charges and were going to the detention center.