Crime Reports

by | November 14, 2019 5:00 pm

Last Updated: November 13, 2019 at 11:24 am

Home hit by gunfire
Members of the Colleton County Sheriff Office were sent to a residence on Keegan Drive in the early morning hours of Nov. 9 when suspects fired approximately 20 shots at the residence.
One round entered the bedroom where the home’s couple was sleeping, striking a pillow between the victims and the headboard.
Investigators found that bullets hit two vehicles parked in front of the mobile home and two bullets had entered the front of the residence, went through the kitchen and out the rear wall. Spent rifle cartridges were found on the south side shoulder of Keegan Road.
The couple and their two children told deputies they did not have any issues with anyone that would have led to the attack.

Charges follow chase
A Walterboro man faces four charges following a police chase on Nov. 9.
A city police officer was conducting a property check at an Ireland Creek business when he reportedly spotted a black SUV traveling southbound on Jefferies Boulevard at a high rate of speed. The officer turned onto Forest Hills Road in a bid to intercept the motor vehicle and began trailing the SUV as it continued southbound on Jefferies Boulevard. The driver reportedly disregarded a red traffic light at Wichman Street and Jefferies Boulevard and traveled left of center several times in a bid to elude the officer.
The chase eventually ended on Morral Street when the motorist pulled up to a residence. The man was ordered out of the vehicle at gunpoint. He exited the vehicle but refused the officer’s commands to get on the ground. The man was taken into custody and a search of the vehicle reportedly found an open bottle of beer and an open bottle of liquor. A box of ammunition was found in the glove compartment.
A search of the man reportedly discovered a bag containing a small amount of marijuana and a computer search determined that the man was driving while under a license suspension.
The incident led to the arrest of Darren Mondale Noble Stephens, 47, of Walterboro on charges of failure to stop for blue lights, driving while under suspension, having an open container of beer and illegal transportation of legal liquor.

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