Five arrested as a result of search warrants

The simultaneous execution of two search warrants Wednesday, Aug. 13 led to the recovery of stolen weapons, illicit drugs, and the arrests of five local men.

Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office investigators coordinated the service of search warrants at two Lady’s Island residences just after 5 p.m. on Aug. 13. The search warrants were obtained for 9 Woodbine Lane and 12 Lemoyne Drive in connection with the investigation of last weekend’s armed robbery at the House of Tang restaurant.

Upon execution of the search warrant at 9 Woodbine Lane, contact was made with 17-year-old Malcolm Driessen and 18-year-old Ronald Moore. Driessen was in possession of a cell phone that was identified as the one stolen during the House of Tang robbery. Driessen was arrested on one count of Receiving Stolen Goods. It was also discovered that Moore was in violation of a trespass notice for the residence and was arrested for Trespassing After Notice.

Upon execution of the search warrant at 12 Lemoyne Drive, contact was made with 21-year-old Malcolm Moore, 22-year-old Daniel Edwards, and 18-year-old Kieon Marshall. The search of the home yielded the recovery of 10 firearms, two of which had been previously reported stolen out of Beaufort County. About 3.5 oz. of marijuana was discovered and seized. All three men at the residence were charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana. Moore was charged with two counts of Possession of Stolen Firearms and Possession of a Schedule V Controlled Substance.

Additional charges may be pending as the armed robbery investigation continues. Investigators are also working to determine if any of the other recovered firearms may have been illegally obtained.

Anyone with information that may be useful to this or other investigations is encouraged to contact either Investigator Staff Sgt. J. Fraser at 843-255-3416 or Crimestoppers.

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