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Case continues into shooting that struck 1-year-old

A third suspect has been taken into custody for the shooting of a 1-year-old Colleton County child.
On Wednesday, investigators with the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office arrested Brandon Brown with eight counts of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. Brown is the third person to be charged in the shooting that occurred on White Hall Road at about midnight on Tuesday, August 27th.
In that shooting, a one-year-old child was struck in the leg by a gunshot.
The child was airlifted from the scene and was taken to a Charleston-area hospital for treatment. In that shooting, a Whitehall Road residence was sprayed with bullets. The medical status of the child is not being released, and a motive for the shooting is still being investigated.
Two other people have also been charged in that shooting. They are juveniles who have each been charged with eight counts of attempted murder and individual charges of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. They have been denied bond on the charges, and are currently being held at the Colleton County Detention Center.

Home sprayed with bullets, no one injured
Law enforcement officials are investigating a shooting that occurred on August 24th when bullets were fired into a house on White Hall Road in Yemassee. According to an incident report filed with the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office, there were about 13 people inside the house asleep when the family was awakened by the sounds of gunfire. The two parents and their eight children were all inside the house when the shooting occurred, the report states. According to the adults’ statements given to law enforcement officers, they saw a white van with a Florida license plate leaving the residence. Officers found several spent shell casings at the scene, including three .22-caliber bullets, five .40-caliber bullets, and one .223-Remington casing. At least one bullet entered the house and landed in a bedroom. A Jordan tennis shoe was also found in the driveway, and officers believe it may belong to a suspect.
No one was injured in the shooting.
Shots fired in house on Sixth Street
Deputies are investigating an incident where someone shot into a house. The incident occurred on Aug. 26th at a house on Sixth Street in Walterboro. According to a law enforcement incident report, a 17-year-old Colleton County High School student is involved. None of the details of this shooting are being released because juveniles are involved. However, the incident is listed as having an ongoing investigation.

Tools stolen in Ruffin burglary
Deputies are investigating a burglary that occurred in Ruffin last week. In that burglary, a shed was burglarized, and multiple items were stolen. According to an incident report filed with the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office, an unknown suspect stole a welding machine, Craftsman tools, a large air compressor, and a skill saw. The suspects pulled open the doors and drug the large pieces of equipment out of the shed, then taking the items over the top of a security fence. No arrests have yet been made.

Man wanted for failing to register as sex offender
A 49-year-old Walterboro man is wanted for failing to register as a sex offender. The man was last known to reside at a house along Savage Street in Walterboro. According to an incident report, the man was convicted as a sex offender in 1991. As a result, he is required to register quarterly with the state as a registered sex offender. However, he has failed multiple times to register. The first failure occurred in 2007. He was charged with failing to register, second offense, in 2013. He is currently out on bond for failure to register, and a warrant has been issued for his third offense of failing to register.

Reported gun claim at local school found to be false
A reported weapon on school grounds at Colleton County Middle School was found to be a false report. On Friday, the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office and its School Resource Officers investigation a rumor of a weapon on school grounds at the school. After investigating that rumor, it was found to be false. The school as put back into “normal operations” around noon on Friday. The Colleton County School District notified parents of the alleged weapon on school grounds via a reverse phone call. While the claim was not substantiated, officials with the sheriff’s office continue to encourage all children to follow the approach of “if you see something, say something.”
Details few in reported attempted murder
An attempted murder is being investigated. The incident occurred on August 24th at a house on Grayston Street in Walterboro. A caller called 911 and reported hearing about six shots fired, with another caller calling 911 saying her son’s friend was shot. The caller also said she heard about 20 rounds fired, and said the victim was en route to the emergency room in a private car. The woman also said there were shots fired into her house. No other details are available at this time.

Woman speeds passed deputy at 125 mph
A deputy was on routine patrol on August 26th on Augusta Highway near Smoaks when a car passed him driving at 106 mph. After passing the deputy, the officer clocked the car’s driver increasing her speed, at a then confirmed 125 mph. When the deputy began to pursue the suspect, the woman increased her speed up to 140 mph along Augusta Highway. The vehicle then turned its lights off and began passing other vehicles, maintaining speeds at about 120 mph, the incident report states. Suddenly, the driver stopped at a residence on Community Avenue. Once she stopped at the residence, the female driver tried to go inside the house. However, the woman was detained by the deputy, who had pulled in behind her. She told the deputy that she was driving erratically because her husband’s grandmother was inside that residence having a heart attack. The woman’s husband was a passenger in the vehicle: he told the deputy that he was advising his wife to slow down while the deputy was in pursuit. The deputy went inside the house and confirmed there was no medical emergency. The woman was then arrested for reckless driving and failure to stop for blue lights. While en route to jail, the woman claimed to be having chest pains. She was then routed to Colleton Medical Center and was medically cleared. At that point, the woman was taken to the Colleton County Detention Center. The entire incident was also captured on the deputy’s body camera.

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