Crime Reports 11-19-2020


Driver charged
A Colleton County Sheriff’s Office deputy attempted to stop a vehicle on Can City Road Nov. 12, but the driver decided to flee.
Eventually, the vehicle struck a tree in a yard, as well as a large obstruction. He then tried to run, but was removed from the vehicle at gunpoint.
A large bag of marijuana and a prescription bottle with several types of pills were found.
The driver was charged with failure to stop for blue lights, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and two counts of possession of a Schedule II narcotic.
Items taken from garage
Deputies responded to a burglary on Augusta Highway, Round O, on Nov. 12.
The suspect kicked in a locked door on the side of a garage at the residence, then opened a large bay door from the inside.
Listed missing were a red Lincoln welding machine, a blue Craftsman drill press and a Tractor Supply small tire changer, as well as the damage to the door.
Car reported
stolen crashes
A red 2019 Chevy Equinox was reported missing on Nov. 12 after the vehicle was left with the keys inside and the doors unlocked.
Later, the vehicle was involved in a high-speed pursuit with the Yemassee Police Department which resulted in a collision. The vehicle was towed.
Woman buys
stolen vehicle
A Charleston Highway woman reported she bought a Dodge Durango last year; however, the seller had not yet produced the vehicle’s title. A VIN check revealed the vehicle had been reported stolen in Sumter County.
Guns taken from vehicle
A Sunny Drive resident reported two missing firearms missing from his vehicle on Nov. 14: a black Anderson Arms AR-15 multi-caliper 223-556 and a black Springfield XD .45 with a 13-round magazine.
Mower missing
A Coolers Dairy Road resident reported Nov. 15 that a riding lawn mower and a pool pump were missing from his residence.
Man yelling on Poplar Street
Deputies responded to Poplar Street on Nov. 15 after reports of a man going into neighbors’ yards yelling loudly. After a search, deputies found the man, who appeared to be under the influence of narcotics and would not answer questions or cooperate. He was taken to the emergency room for a mental evaluation.
Shooting reported
Colleton County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of someone shooting on Sidneys Road on Nov. 11.
While enroute, deputies saw a bald black male in a blue t-shirt and tan pants and a second with a blue shirt, blue jeans and dreadlocks near Chestnut Street. A search of the area did not find the suspects.
Deputies found shell casings in the road. Apparently, no one was hurt and no property damaged by the shots.
Man arrested
after chase
On Nov. 11, Cottageville Police and the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office notified Walterboro Police they were chasing a white Ford truck with no tag that failed to stop for blue lights.
Police successfully deployed a spike strip, but the vehicle continued down Robertson Boulevard, Wichman Street, Old Air Base Road, Savage Street and Hayne Street, when the driver lost control. He then ran.
The foot pursuit contained down Wichman, across Savage, where he was caught.
Woman arrested
in store
A clerk at Robertson Boulevard convenience store called police Nov. 12, saying she had been assaulted by a customer.
Police found the alleged assailant still in the store. The clerk said the woman was upset because she refused to sell her beer due to the woman’s intoxication. The clerk said she was cursed and hit with an umbrella at least once.
Officers attempted to arrest the woman, but said she refused to put her right hand behind her back because she was smoking a cigarette. Another officer arrived and attempted to move the suspect’s hand, but she continued to struggle, swinging her arms and legs. She was brought to the ground by officers and her hand was moved.
However, officers said she refused to get in the police car and attempts to stun her were unsuccessful. She was finally subdued and charged with third-degree assault and battery, disorderly conduct and obstructing a law enforcement officer.


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