Wednesday, March 20, 2013
A man trying to buy a pizza with a counterfeit bill wound up in jail on several charges, including an outstanding warrant from out of state.
According to a Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the incident began to unfold at about 5:50 p.m. March 9 at the Hess Station on W. 5th North Street in Summerville. According to the report, the clerk working in the store at the station approached two deputies who were parked in the lot and told them a black male with dreadlocks and a white female bought a pizza with a counterfeit twenty-dollar bill and were leaving the station.
The clerk stated that the man had come into the store earlier and had bought pizza with a twenty dollar bill. However, when the clerk marked it with her counterfeit detection pen, it reacted as a counterfeit. She told the subject this; he acted surprised and she accepted the bill and he went outside to wait in his car for the pizza to cook. She said a few minutes later a white female entered the building and got the pizza and they left in a green Buick LeSabre.
Officers pulled the vehicle a few minutes later and asked the passenger, a black male subject with dreadlocks, to get out of the vehicle. As they had been able to determine the subject’s identity, they also discovered the state of Georgia’s Pardon and Paroles Board had a warrant against him. When they told him they were detaining him because of this, he took off running.
Officers had a canine with them and the dog soon tracked the subject to a house on Berwick Drive. Deputies checked the garage door and found it locked; however, they found another door that had been kicked in and they entered the building, announcing who they were and why they were there.
Two white males came out of a room as one of the deputies was going upstairs. They told deputy they did not live in the home and did not know if anyone else was there.
The deputy entered an attic room and eventually found the subject hiding near the front of the attic. They arrested the subject on charges of resisting arrest, obtaining goods under false pretenses, and giving false information to police and transported him to the Detention Center.