• Friday, March 7, 2014

Drugs and a movie

On Feb. 13, Dorchester County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Walgreens on Central Ave. in Summerville for a report of an unconscious man in a vehicle.

When they arrived deputies found Kevin Ray Auberry, 28, of Summerville, slumped over the wheel of his running vehicle with an open box of bottles on his lap.

When the deputy reached in to turn the engine off, he felt a burning sensation in his eyes and back of throat. He was able to wake Auberry up at which point Auberry quickly covered the box.

Deputies observed a light bulb in a side pocket of a backpack in the front seat. Light bulbs are used to smoke meth. Auberry gave them permission to look in the backpack where they observed a white milky residue, consistent with meth waste from the manufacture of methamphetamine. They promptly called the Metro Narcotics Unit because of signs of an active/inactive meth lab.

The vehicle was parked directly in front of the Red Box kiosk and there was a lot of public foot traffic to and from the Red Box. Deputies cordoned off the area for public welfare because of the hazard a clandestine lab presents.

Auberry was charged with narcotics violations and turned over to the Metro Unit for transportation to the Detention Center in St. George.

Not safe at home

Summerville Police were called to a residence in Robynwyn Feb. 10 for shots fired. When they arrived they were told the homeowner heard four or five shots fired and then a vehicle speed off. She did not see the vehicle but her daughters did.

The 16- and 17-year-old told police that earlier that evening a black male who called himself “Trapp” sporting a goatee, had banged on the door stating he “was looking for someone.” He left in a red Impala or Accord-type vehicle. They said it was the same vehicle they saw when the shots were fired.

Police found a hole in a bedroom window sill filled with metal bits that appeared to be a bullet hole.

The girls were sleeping in that bedroom at the time. Two other children ages 1 and 2 were also asleep in the residence. No one was hurt.

On camera

Dorchester County deputies responded to the Kangaroo on West 5th North St., in Summerville Feb. 13, for a report of kidnapping, criminal domestic violence and assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.

The victim told police the father of one of her children parked his vehicle behind hers so she couldn’t get away and proceeded to grab her by the shirt and punch her in the face with his fist. He caused her lip to split and the left side of her face to swell. He then smashed her cell phone so she couldn’t call of help. She told deputies she tried to flee but was trapped.

The entire incident was captured on the store’s video surveillance camera.

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