Crime in 2013
No matter how hard law enforcement worked this year, crime just seemed to get more vicious and criminals didn’t seem to get any smarter.
Suspect arrested in connection with sexual assault
The man accused of attacking and sexually assaulting a teenage girl as she was jogging on the Sawbranch Trail last week will stay in jail.
Judge Anthony Lemon denied bond on all charges for Michael Glen Evans, who appeared, via closed circuit television, for a bond hearing Tuesday morning held in the Summerville Magistrate Court. Evans remains housed in the Dorchester County Detention Center. He may go before a circuit court judge for a bond hearing at a later date.
Man who told police thugs were chasing him charged with burglary
A Summerville man who told officers several men were trying to kill him is in jail charged with burglary.
According to a Summerville Police Department incident report, an officer on patrol around 5 p.m. Monday saw a man stumbling in the roadway in front of a house located at 513 East Richardson Avenue. The officer stopped and asked if the man needed assistance, to which he replied, “They’re going to kill me,” and ran toward the back of the house.
As officers continued to interview the man, Moore’s answers became more evasive and he changed his story several times, telling officers that one of the suspects chased him to the residence at 513 East Richardson and that he was forced to break into the residence to escape, but while he was there he was only in one room and only touched a couple of items. However, evidence at the scene, including blood samples, showed that Moore had been in a number of rooms, according to the report.
Two pharmacies robbed in Summerville
The Summerville Police Department is looking into at least two pharmacy robberies that have occurred within the past two weeks.
The Walgreens on Trolley Road was robbed a little before 10 p.m. March 21, according to a Summerville Police Department incident report. A second robbery occurred at about 6 a.m. March 26 at the CVS located at 301 North Main Street.
Meth lab found on Cady Drive
Members of the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man early Monday morning in connection with a methamphetamine lab found off Cady Drive.
Daniel Shane Nall, 25, of Summerville was arrested an charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine after deputies found evidence of a meth lab in his residence.
Vehicle drives into building
On May 30, on Pidgeon Bay Road in Summerville, a vehicle was apparently driven into the front of a building at 116D.
The complainant was working next door at Fast Lane Auto and left at 9:48 p.m. to go to Parks Auto Store. When he returned at 10:11 p.m., the office next door was destroyed. It appeared, according to the incident report, that a vehicle drove straight into 116D specifically.
Two die in murder, suicide
Twenty-seven-year-old Peter Centel Williams of 4674 Thoroughbred Drive, North Charleston, shot himself to death after shooting and killing 35-year-old Zakiya Lawson. North Charleston Police Department responded to a criminal domestic violence in progress at the Thoroughbred Drive address, which is in the Saddlebrook Mobile Home Park off Ashley Phosphate Road.
Bank robbers caught
Two of the three bank robbers, who robbed the Sun Trust Bank on Club Course Drive in North Charleston and led police on a high-speed chase that ended seriously injuring two people in another car, were apprehended shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday morning on Campbell Road in Ridgeville, North Charleston Police say.
Funds missing at detention center
During a random, internal audit, conducted at the Dorchester County Detention Center in St. George, it was discovered that an unknown amount of money was missing in a detention center account.
Sheriff L.C. Knight was notified and he immediately requested that SLED conduct an investigation.
At this time suspects are unknown and the exact amount of the embezzlement is also unknown. The investigation is ongoing.
Police officer assaulted, injured
Patrolman Dezmon Drayton of Summerville Police Department responded to a call on Violet Drive in the Robywyn subdivision Saturday night and ended up fighting for his life.
When attempting to arrest a subject the subject punched the officer in the throat. Witnesses came to his aid, and other officers arrived quickly, restraining the subject and charging him with assault on a police officer amongst other charges.
The officer was transported to Summerville Medical Center where he was treated and released. He credited the witnesses for saving his life.
Charged with prostitution
After receiving complaints involving solicitation for sex at Super Relax Foot & Body Massage, 703 E North Main St, Summerville, Summerville Police Department initiated an investigation. On September 30, Hua Li, 40, was arrested for soliciting prostitution.
Kind hearts in dispatch
Summerville Police Department dispatchers found themselves the rescuers of a small puppy Nov. 21. The puppy, a small tan dog, possible a shepherd pup, was delivered to the SPD by a man who said he had found him near his property near I-95.
Dispatch did not get the name or address of the Good Samaritan. The puppy had no tags or collar and Animal Control was not available at the time the dog was dropped off.
SPD dispatch provided food, water and shelter for the puppy until Animal Control could pick the dog up.
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...Members of the Metro Narcotics Unit in Dorchester County and teams in Beaufort, Berkeley, Colleton and Charleston counties mounted a meth blitz throughout the Lowcountry.
Last week, in Dorchester County alone, 13 were arrested and six labs dismantled as well as one “dump lab” – a site where the leftover chemicals and apparatus are dumped.