Man steals Berkeley County deputy's vehicle, gun minutes after jail release, police say

Davon Fuller (Berkeley County Detention Center).jpg

A Holly Hill man wasted no time getting himself in trouble with the law again after being released from the Berkeley County jail Monday night.

Davon D. Fuller, 23, was arrested Tuesday, less than 24 hours after Moncks Corner Police say he stole a Berkeley County Sheriff's Office deputy's car from the parking lot of the Hill-Finklea Detention Center. The deputy's service pistol was in the vehicle when Fuller stole the car, police say.

Fuller reportedly stole the vehicle and gun around 9:55 p.m. Monday night. Fuller had been released from the jail about 25 minutes before, at roughly 9:30 p.m., according to Moncks Corner Police.

Surveillance videos showed Fuller hanging around outside the jail after his release, then going to several cars trying to open the doors. He wasn't successful until he reached Deputy Javon Dingle's car.

The deputy's car alarm went off, according to police, but no one apparently noticed what was happening. Fuller reportedly found a set of spare keys inside, started the car and drove off, police say.

Fuller was arrested the following day when St. Stephen and Bonneau police officers located him still in possession of the car and the gun. Fuller reportedly told arresting officers he stole the vehicle because he needed a ride, police say.

Fuller is back in jail at the Berkeley County Detention Center, charged with grand larceny, according to Moncks Corner Police.

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