Deputies in Berkeley said road rage led to shooting

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance from anyone with information about the incident as well as any witnesses. You are asked to contact Det. Turner at (843) 719-5045.

Burglary

On July 9, Berkeley County deputies responded to the 3000 block of State Road in reference to a burglary.

Upon arrival, deputies said they met with the victim, who stated that he arrived at his property and found that a new lock had been placed on his gate. The victim also stated his residence and outbuildings had been burglarized and gone through.

The victim stated that approximately $30,000 worth of tools and equipment was stolen from his property. July 11th, during the investigation process, deputies said unknown subjects cut off the lock and entered the property. A concerned citizen contacted 911 and stated that the gate was open, but the owner was not at the location.

Patrol deputies and detectives responded to the call and were able to observe surveillance footage of a vehicle and suspects. Detectives conducted follow up interviews and identified the suspects. Deputies said a search warrant on several homes on the 3000 block of State Road was conducted and numerous stolen items were found. A stolen ATV was also found out of Tennessee. Deputies made arrests.

Theft

Berkeley County Deputies in the College Park area conducted a sting due to a recent increase in criminal activity. Deputies said they deployed a bait bicycle in a public area where there have been complaints related to theft. Within minutes, Deputies said they observed an individual pull up on a bicycle and grab the bait bicycle. The suspect was taken into custody as he was pulling the bike into a residence. He was charged with Larceny of a Bicycle.

Shoplifting

While conducting an undercover investigation, law enforcement said a plainclothes Berkeley County deputy observed a shoplifting in progress which turned into a disturbance. After a brief struggle, the subject, was taken into custody by the deputy and other officers. Deputies said as he was being placed into a patrol vehicle he kicked the vehicle, causing damage to a Berkeley County vehicle. He was charged with Shoplifting, Malicious Injury to Property and Evading Arrest.

Fugitive arrested

Back on July 8, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office said they have arrested a wanted felon. Deputies said the K-9 Unit attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle after recognizing the driver as the wanted man. The suspect did not stop for the deputy and soon took off on foot. He was quickly located by the K-9. The suspect was wanted on a warrant for criminal sexual conduct with a minor. Deputies said a second suspect was attested for obstruction of justice for hiding the suspect.