Tuesday, July 9, 2013
This little piggy went to market…
On July 1, the complainant contacted the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office to report her pig had been stolen from her residence on Shortcut Road in Dorchester. The complainant told deputies that around 11 p.m. the night before, her dogs had gone crazy about something outside but she could not see anything suspicious when she looked. However, the next day she discovered the fence around the pig pen had been pulled up from outside the fence and her miniature pig was missing. She is sure it was stolen because it was pregnant and the babies could be sold. The complainant gave police a black and white photo of the missing pig which is described as black with white marks on its snout and black hooves and a pink nose.
Summerville Police were called to West 8th North Street near Cedar Street for a man lying in the roadway. Upon arrival, police noted that the man appeared to be in and out of consciousness. EMS were called. The victim told police he was walking to see his wife who works at the Presbyterian Home on 9th North Street when he was hit from behind by an unknown vehicle. Police observed no apparent injuries aside from some blood on his lip. He was transported by EMS to Trident Medical Center. When police went to the medical center for a statement from the victim, he told them he had no recollection of the incident.
Summerville Police were called to the Economy Inn on Holiday Drive in Summerville because of a man hammering on a room door shouting at the occupants to come out and fight him. However, as soon as the man saw the police he took off running, ignoring police requests to stop. As the man ran around the back of the hotel he fell but got up and continued running albeit without his shoes. The office chased him across a ditch to the Holiday Inn. The officer told the man to stop running or he would deploy his Taser. The man stopped and was instructed to lie on the ground, which he did. The officer placed him in handcuffs. The man told the officer his name was Jason. The officer placed him in his patrol car but the man told him he was going to vomit so the officer opened the door so the man could vomit. “Jason” told the officer he was vomiting because he had drunk a 12-pack and smoked a blunt and had been running.
Knocking on the door of the room, the officer spoke with the people inside including “Jason’s” brother who told the officer his name was not Jason but Matthew. The officer ran Matthew’s name through dispatch, obtained a photo and discovered Matthew had two outstanding warrants – was wanted by the DCSO for Larceny and by the Dept. of Probation, Parole and Pardons. Matthew was arrested and charged with Public Intoxication, Giving False Information to Police and was transported by EMS to Summerville Medical Center, having claimed chest pains. After being released from SMC, he was transported to SPD for booking and then Berkeley County Detention Center to await a bond hearing.