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CDV arrest leads to drug, weapons seizure  

The investigation into and arrest of a Lady’s Island man for an incident of domestic violence ended in the discovery and seizure of multiple stolen firearms and quantities of illicit drugs.

Deputies initially responded to a reported domestic dispute involving an assault at 26 Gay Drive on Wednesday morning, Dec. 4. Upon arrival, they made contact with a 19-year-old female victim who advised that she had just been assaulted by her boyfriend, 20-year-old Jabari Kadeem Simmons. The victim advised that after punching her in the face during an argument, Simmons fled the residence on foot, armed with a handgun.

Believing Simmons may have gone to nearby family members’ home at 12 Ferry Drive, deputies went to the residence to attempt to locate him.

Simmons was located in the hallway of the home and was taken into custody without incident. While inside, deputies also observed multiple firearms in plain view as well as noted a strong odor of marijuana. A search warrant was secured and all parties were detained.

During the ensuing search of the property, investigators located quantities of marijuana and crack cocaine. Twenty firearms were also collected, and a subsequent check revealed that eight of them were flagged as stolen. Also found at the home was a 4-wheel ATV that had been previously reported as stolen.

Five suspects, to include Simmons were arrested as a result of the search. The investigation remains active and additional arrests/charges are expected.


County legislative delegation to meet  

The Beaufort County Legislative Delegation will meet on January 9, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. at 100 Ribaut Road, Beaufort County Government Center in Council Chambers located on the first floor of the Administrative Building. The public comment period will precede the business portion of the agenda.

Any agency wishing to make a presentation to the delegation should call 843-255-2260 or email mirion@bcgov.net by close of business Monday, December 30, 2013, in order to be placed on the agenda.

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