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Footprints in snow lead Berkeley County deputies to man trying to evade arrest

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The snowfall that blanketed the Lowcountry January 5 proved useful to Berkeley County authorities as a crime-fighting tool.

The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office says that just before 10 p.m. on January 3, they responded to a call the BP gas station located at 1677 North Main Street in Summerville in reference to a domestic disturbance.

Once deputies arrived to the scene they say Floyd Wesley Craven III, 33, of Moncks Corner had left the area on foot.

As deputies looked around they say they noticed footprints in the freshly fallen snow so they followed the footsteps that lead them to a privacy fence.

BCSO deputies say the footsteps on the other side of the fence lead directly to a shed.

Police said a deputy then got over the fence and tried to detain Craven.

As Craven got away, police said they were able to follow his tracks again and eventually caught him at the fence.

The owner of the shed pressed charges on Craven for entering his shed without permission, BCSO said.

Deputies say they then returned back to the area where the domestic disturbance allegedly happened and were told by the woman that she did not want to press charges.

Deputies did a records check on a black Audi A6 Craven had been in, and the results showed that the car was stolen out of Washington D.C.

Police also said that the woman Craven was with and an unidentified third person were in the car in the BP parking lot for more than 24 hours before the incident happened.

Craven was booked into the Hill Finklea Detention Center where he was charged with trespassing and evading arrest, BCSO said.

He was granted PR bond on Friday, January 5 and was then released.

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