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Police: Two arrested, caught red-handed spraying graffiti in Hanahan

Graffiti suspects Brian Giles (left) and James Shan (right). (Provided/Hanahan Police Department)

Caught red handed!

That's how the Hananhan Police department describe the arrest of two people around 1 a.m. Friday, charged with spray-painting graffiti on a window of a business in Yeamans Hall Plaza.

Around 1 a.m., Hanahan authorities Sergeant Breen and Private First-Class Burke were checking the businesses in Yeamans Hall Plaza and found freshly spray-painted graffiti on the back of one of the businesses.

Officers saw two males dressed in all black and carrying backpacks walking behind the Piggly Wiggly, according to the department.

When the officers attempted to speak with the individuals, they fled on foot. After a short foot chase, the subjects were caught and placed under arrest, according to the department.

Brian Giles and James Sahn, both of Hanahan, were charged with failure to stop on command and multiple counts of Illegal graffiti/vandalism.

Both are currently being housed at the Berkeley County Detention Center.

The police department increased patrols in the area follow reports of graffiti being spray painted on two fences in the area of Murray Drive and Yeamans Hall Road and in Yeamans Hall Plaza.


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