Warrant sweep nets 13 arrests

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV)-- A daring early morning sweep in the Woodside/ Woodview area of Ladson has landed seven suspected criminals behind bars.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office and other participating police agencies conducted the sweep around 5:30 a.m. Friday.

Department records show the sweep was done after a recent increase of crime in the area, including the sale of drugs and several drive-by shootings.{}

Crimes happening in the Woodside area since January 2012 include nine burglaries, four auto break-ins, three stolen vehicles, two shooting, and a report of shots fired with no victims located.

Assisting in the investigation and warrant sweep:

  • Charleston County Sheriff's Office SWAT and Metro Narcotics Units,
  • the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office,
  • Dorchester County Sheriff's Office,
  • Goose Creek Police Department,
  • North Charleston Police Department,
  • Summerville Police Department,
  • the Ninth Circuit Solicitor's Office,
  • the Coastal Carolina Chaplaincy and
  • Charleston County EMS.

As a result of seven search warrants,{} 39 arrest warrants were served and 13 people were arrested. Other arrests may be made at a later date. In addition to the arrests a quantity of drugs were seized along with four guns.

Search Warrants were served at:

  • 4454 Hardwood Drive
  • 4453 Logwood Drive
  • 4490 Kindlewood Drive
  • 4477 Jenwood Drive
  • 4435 Farmwood Drive
  • 4405 Clovewood Drive{}
  • 8465 Patriot Blvd Bldg 209 North Charleston by North Charleston P.D.{}

Arrested as a result of the operation:20-year-old Rahsad M Gadson of 4454 Hardwood St

  • 6 counts Distribution of Cocaine Base
  • 1 count Distribution of Marijuana

19-year-old Brion Williams of 4453 Logwood St

  • 3 counts Distribution of Cocaine Base

18-year-old Jenaron Singleton of 4453 Logwood St

  • 3 counts Distribution of Marijuana
  • 1 count Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana
  • 1 count Possession of a firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number

18-year-old Deontrae Singleton of 4453 Logwood St

  • 7 counts Distibution of Cocaine Base
  • 6 Magistrate Bench Warrants

21-year-old Jake Williams of 4453 Logwood St

  • 1 count Simple Possession of Marijuana

32-year-old Sherrie Wright of 4453 Logwood St

  • 1 count Simple Possession of Marijuana

24-year-old Javon Tyrell Dowling of 4405 Clovewood St

  • 1 count Distribution of Marijuana

31-year-old Nathanial Dean Patton of 4490 Kindlewood Dr

  • 3 counts Distribution of Cocaine

The sheriff's department is following up on charges and investigations and more information is expected to be released later.

As always residents are reminded to contact the Charleston County Sheriff's Office to report any crime they are aware of by calling 843-202-1700 or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.

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