Crime Reports | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | November 4, 2016 5:00 pm
Last Updated: November 2, 2016 at 12:17 pm
Warrant sought in Facebook relationship
The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office is preparing to seek criminal charges against a Colleton County man accused of assisting a female student skip class.
Sheriff’s office personnel were informed the morning of Oct. 28 that a student at Colleton County High School was no longer there.
Deputies reviewed security video at the school and tracked the girl’s path through the school up to the time she left.
A few hours later, the girl was back in class. School officials and officers interviewed her and she claimed she and another female left the school to eat lunch at a fast food restaurant and then spend some time at a hunt camp before returning.
Officials were not buying her story. When they challenged her version of events, she admitted contacting a man with whom she had been having an on-line relationship to have him come to the school and pick her up.
Her phone was examined and was found to contain a discussion between her and the man concerning getting her out of school.
Based on that information, the sheriff’s office will obtain a warrant to arrest the man for enticing an enrolled student from attending school.
Estranged wife targeted by husband
A Colleton County woman visited the sheriff’s office on Oct. 27, reporting that her estranged husband was blackmailing her.
The woman told the deputy that her husband allegedly began posting compromising photos of her on Facebook and had threatened to continue doing it unless she stopped the divorce, fired her attorney and changed her ways.
The investigation is continuing.
Rental trailer taken
The sheriff’s office was called to Circle C at 11109 Augusta Highway Oct. 29 after employees of the business learned that someone had taken a $3,000 rental trailer from the business.