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Suspect arrested on drug, gun charges

On March 29, members of the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Drug Investigations Section arrested Brian Dewayne Montgomery for unlawfully carrying a handgun and possession of marijuana and cocaine.

That Friday, investigators initiated a traffic stop on a 2008 Nissan Altima in the area of Laurel Bay Road in Beaufort.  During contact with the driver, investigators observed a strong odor of suspected marijuana coming from the vehicle. A Sheriff’s Office canine responded to the scene and alerted to the presence of drugs in the vehicle.  A search yielded quantities of marijuana, cocaine, a handgun and various drug paraphernalia.

Montgomery was placed under arrest and transported to the Beaufort County Detention Center.

 

Suspect arrested in Staffwood Lane murder

Investigators have arrested a subject in connection with the Easter Sunday shooting incident that killed 40-year old Darryl McArthur Greene.

Forty-two year old Natalie Michelle Garriett was arrested yesterday evening on one count of Accessory to a Felony After the Fact. Garriett has since been released from custody on a $25,000 recognizance bond.

Investigators identified Garriett during the course of the still-ongoing investigation as having purposely falsified critical knowledge concerning details of the murder and its key participants.

Investigators are following promising leads as they piece together the events leading up to and including the shooting that occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Staffwood Lane on March 31.

The Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone with information to contact either Investigator Cpl. A. Rice at 843-255-3429 or Crimestoppers.