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Search on for info on gun battle

Posted on June 21, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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A burning motor vehicle and a shattering of spent shells greeted members of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office personnel when they responded to shots-fired calls the evening of June 18.
The calls came into the dispatcher at 6:39 p.m., sending … Read the rest


Manhunt ends in Colleton

Posted on June 21, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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A Hampton County man’s bid to escape arrest ended in Colleton County the morning of June 14.
Jay John Ruth, 50, of Hampton, is expected to face a multitude of charges in his bid for freedom — an escape attempt … Read the rest


Assault suspect given a year in prison

Posted on June 21, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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A year in prison resulted from a guilty plea by a Round O man during Colleton County General Sessions’ proceedings earlier this week.
Charles M. Garten, 34, of Round O, pled guilty to a charge of second-degree assault and battery.… Read the rest


Yemassee police arrest suspect in car break-in

Posted on June 21, 2018 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

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On June 20 about 10:15 a.m., the Yemassee Police Department responded to the Carolina Graphics store at 4 Yemassee Highway in reference to a reported vehicle break-in.
The suspect — later identified as Ricky Shaiquelle Primus, 22, of Hunt Street … Read the rest


Update: Second man charged in shootings

Posted on June 21, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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A second Yemassee man sought in connection with the shooting of two men on Hendersonville Highway on May 26 is in custody.
The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office reports that Sedrick Sentell Roberts, 36, of Yemassee was taken into custody in … Read the rest


Two injured in Monday shooting

Posted on June 21, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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A law enforcement officer pulled over a motorist on Hampton Street the morning of June 18 after determining that the vehicle matched the description of a car seen speeding away from a shooting incident.
The car contained two occupants, both … Read the rest


Murder suspect arrested in Pooler, Ga.

Posted on June 19, 2018 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

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Sedrick Sentell Roberts, who was wanted by the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office for two counts of attempted murder, has been apprehended in Pooler, Ga.
Roberts is facing two counts of attempted murder for the shooting incident that occurred on May … Read the rest


Crime Briefs

Posted on June 14, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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Two arrested at nightclub incident
Members of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office were called to Hangtime at 1109 Rivers St. June 10 at 2:45 a.m.
A member of the club’s security team reported that a patron had allegedly attempted to … Read the rest


Ruffin man charged with five counts of sexual misconduct

Posted on June 14, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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Steven Matthew Wright, 20, of 4985 Bells Hwy., Ruffin, has been arrested by the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office on five counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.
On June 11, Wright was denied bond. The offenses must be … Read the rest


Update: Search continues for second suspect

Posted on June 7, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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Jerrell Roberts

Investigators with the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office are still seeking a second suspect in connection with the May 26 shooting of two men on Hendersonville Highway.
Colleton County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Lt. Tyger Benton reports that … Read the rest


Crime Reports

Posted on June 7, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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Employee suspected
of embezzlement
An official of the Folk Land Management Co. in Green Pond came to the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office June 4 to report that a former employee had allegedly embezzled funds from the business.
The man said … Read the rest


Checkpoint arrests

Posted on June 6, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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There were more arrests for drugs, guns and alcohol than traffic violations when the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office conducted safety checkpoints the evening of May 26.
Deputies set up the checkpoints on U.S. 15 at Augusta Highway in Canadys and … Read the rest


Crime Briefs

Posted on May 31, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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Home damaged
by bullet
A shots-fired call ended up with a member of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office going to a residence on Lyons Street May 28 at 6:33 p.m.
The original call reported the gunfire heard in the Francis … Read the rest


School incidents

Posted on May 31, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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CCHS/SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY
On May 11 deputies responded to a report of a student cursing and tearing down posters in the main upstairs hallway at Colleton County High School, causing a “major disruption in the school,” according to the sheriff’s report.… Read the rest


Court Reports: Walterboro man sentenced for robbery

Posted on May 31, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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A Walterboro man was ordered to spend six months in prison after he entered a guilty plea in Colleton County General Sessions Court last week.
Gary C. Joseph, 24, of Walterboro, pled guilty to a charge of strong-armed robbery when … Read the rest


Specifics of shooting remain elusive

Posted on May 24, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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Investigators with the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office are continuing to investigate an incident that ended up with a passenger in a car sustaining critical gunshot injuries the morning of May 21.
Lt. Tyger Benton, the public information officer for the … Read the rest


Two injured in interstate crash

Posted on May 23, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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In the early morning hours of May 22, the dispatchers at the 991 center began receiving reports of a man, covered in blood, walking on I-95.
A South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper found the man around the 56 mile marker … Read the rest


Crime Briefs

Posted on May 23, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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Overdose victim faces charges
A member of the Walterboro Police Department was at the Colleton Medical Center May 21 at 11:45 p.m., dealing with another matter when a man approached him and asked for assistance.
He explained that he had … Read the rest


Update: Man arrested after chase; stolen vehicles recovered

Posted on May 23, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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It was about 8 a.m. on May 15 and a member of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office, working traffic enforcement on the ACE Basin Parkway near White Hall, spotted three vehicles — two white Dodge Durangos and a grey Jeep … Read the rest


Three trapped in wreck on I-95

Posted on May 23, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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Three adult females were trapped in their Chevrolet Suburban after the vehicle went off I-95 and struck several trees.

The driver lost control of the northbound vehicle on I-95 near the 57-mile marker on May 21 at 2:39 p.m. The … Read the rest


Crime Reports

Posted on May 18, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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Driver facing
multiple charges after chase
A Walterboro man faces four charges after leading city police on a chase the evening of May 12.
A city officer on Sniders Highway reportedly spotted a driver traveling left of center at 10:10 … Read the rest


Man injured in motorcycle wreck

Posted on May 17, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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An adult male received multiple traumatic injuries when his motorcycle went off the roadway in the 5000 block of Sidneys Road at about 8 p.m. on May 12. The southbound Harley Davidson motorcycle left the roadway on a curve, entered … Read the rest


Suspicious fire damages Poplar Street property

Posted on May 17, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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A fire, believed to be suspicious in nature, heavily damaged a singlewide mobile home and work shed in the 800 block of Poplar Street the afternoon of May 13.
Colleton County Fire-Rescue Chief Barry McRoy said that no one was … Read the rest


Antique cars saved from flames

Posted on May 17, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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A Bells Highway garage fire the afternoon of May 9 found firefighters battling to save the antique motor vehicles stored inside.
Colleton County Fire-Rescue was sent to the garage located in the 300 block of Bells Highway May 9 at … Read the rest


Crime Reports

Posted on May 11, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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Walterboro man arrested
The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office took a Waterboro man into custody May 3 in connection with an earlier shooting.
Jasper authorities arrested Duvonte Blocker, 23, of Walterboro on charges of attempted murder, attempted armed robbery and possession … Read the rest


3 year old succumbs to gunshot injury

Posted on May 5, 2018 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

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A three-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston today at 6 a.m. after being shot Friday night.

The child had been brought into the emergency department of Colleton Medical Center Friday at approximately … Read the rest


Crime Reports | May 3rd Issue

Posted on May 3, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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Walterboro man arrested on gun charge

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office was called to a residence on Brittlebank Road in the early morning hours of April 27 to investigate a man attempting to persuade his girlfriend not to leave.

The … Read the rest


School incidents | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 26, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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CCHS/ASSAULT
A Colleton County High School student was charged with simple assault on April 16 after a fight at the school.
A school resource officer responded to the band hall to meet with school administration about the incident. He found … Read the rest


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