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Suspect arrested in armed robberies

A Seabrook man has been arrested in connection with the armed robberies of two Burton area businesses.

Marvin Ellis Frazier, 46, was arrested Friday, January 10 at his Delaney Circle home. Witnesses positively identified Frazier as the suspect in the January 2 armed robbery of the China Wok restaurant, 350 Shanklin Road, leading investigators to obtain warrants for charges of Armed Robbery, Possession of a Weapon During the Commission of a Violent Crime, and Felon in Possession of a Handgun.

During the course of interviews conducted subsequent to Frazier’s arrest, he was also identified as the suspect in the January 5 armed robbery of Sunhouse Petroleum, 3448 Trask Parkway. For that incident, Frazier has been charged with the additional charges of Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime, Felon in Possession of a Handgun, and Pointing and Presenting a Firearm at a person.

The investigations into both incidents remain ongoing. The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information to contact either Investigator Sgt. J. Kelleher at 843-255-3418 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC (274-6372).


Recycle electronics at special county event

The Beaufort County Division of Solid Waste and Recycling is holding a special Electronic Goods Collection and Document Shredding event Saturday, January 18, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at two locations.

Residents are encouraged to bring their broken computers, televisions, and other electronic items for recycling.  S.C. Law 48-60, enacted last year, prohibits dumping electronic items in the landfill or at County convenience centers. In addition, shredding of personal and tax documents will also be provided at no charge.

Two county public works sites will accept the items: the Public Works North site at 140 Shanklin Road site near the Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort; and the Public Works South site at 9 Benton Field Road off Burnt Church Road, Bluffton.

If you have questions concerning the Electronics or Shredding Event, please call Carol Murphy at the Solid Waste and Recycling Division at 843-255-2734 or go to www.bcgov.net/recycle.

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