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Attempted murder suspect arrested

A Lady’s Island man has been arrested in connection with a burglary and assault that occurred at a Fripp Island home Saturday, Oct. 19.

James Robert Workman, 40, was arrested at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 on charges of 1st degree Burglary and Attempted Murder. Workman was being sought by deputies for Saturday’s late night home invasion at the home of his mother-in-law on Fripp Island.

Deputies had responded to 5 Fairway Club Dr, just after 11 p.m. Saturday in reference to a reported assault. Upon arrival, contact was made with 68-year-old Catherine Harmon who was suffering from a head injury. Harmon advised that her son-in-law, James Workman, had come into her home yelling and cursing at her. He then struck her several times in the head with a baseball bat.

Workman’s 16-year-old daughter, who was staying at the home, attempted to intervene, pulling Workman away from her grandmother. Harmon fled to a bedroom, locking herself inside. Workman then left in his vehicle. Workman’s daughter was uninjured.

Fripp Island security officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Workman in his vehicle as he fled the scene, however, Workman refused, continuing past the guard shack, headed off island. Harmon was transported to Beaufort Memorial Hospital for treatment of head injuries.

Just after 8 a.m. Sunday, Fripp Island security located Workman’s vehicle abandoned in the area of 443 Porpoise Dr. At about 1 p.m., deputies located Workman in the area of the restrooms at South Beach in Hunting Island State Park. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Beaufort County Detention Center where he remains, awaiting a bond hearing.


Suspect in Seabrook shooting arrested

A Seabrook teen has been arrested following an early morning shooting incident that left one man injured.

Zajuan Travist James, 16, was arrested Monday, Oct. 14 on one count of Attempted Murder in connection with a shooting incident.

Deputies responded to a report of a gunshot victim in the area of Seabrook Center Road at 12:30 a.m. Upon arrival, they located 50-year-old Craig Jenkins suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the hand and abdomen. Jenkins advised he’d been shot while walking in the area of 56 Seabrook Center Road.

As the investigation ensued, it was learned that Jenkins had been involved in a verbal altercation with Zajuan James earlier Sunday. Just before the shooting, they ran into each other again as they were each walking on the same road. James reportedly brandished a gun, fired several rounds at Jenkins, then fled.

James has been charged as an adult and is being held at the Beaufort County Detention Center.

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