Shooting victim arrested on multiple charges
The 26-year-old Beaufort man injured in last Friday night’s shooting incident at a Detour Rd home has been arrested on multiple drug and weapon charges.
Marvin Huggins was arrested March 11 upon his release from Beaufort Memorial Hospital, where he was being treated for gunshot injuries he sustained on the night of March 7.
Huggins was brought to the hospital last Friday by a 30-year-old female acquaintance who advised that she had been with him when he was shot. She reported they had been at a house party at 144 Detour Rd that night, and were standing at her vehicle preparing to leave when she heard gunshots.
Upon realizing that Huggins had been hit, she transported him to the emergency room for treatment. As ER staff was assisting Huggins onto a stretcher, a handgun fell out of Huggins’ pants. Also found on Huggins’ person as he was being treated were quantities of crack cocaine, powder cocaine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.
Once released and medically cleared, Huggins was placed under arrest and transported to the Beaufort County Detention Center where he was also served with an unrelated, outstanding warrant for Failure to Stop for Blue Lights.
The investigation into the shooting incident remains active, and no suspect(s) or motive has been identified. The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information to contact either Investigator Sgt. C. Wilson at 843-255-3409 or Crimestoppers.
Suspect turns herself in on homicide charge
The woman wanted in connection with the death of a 2-year-old child has been arrested.
LaQuana Chere Chisolm, 26, turned herself in to Sheriff’s Office investigators at 6 p.m. on March 7. She was wanted on one count of Homicide by Child Abuse for the death of her boyfriend’s daughter, 2-year-old Phylicia Anaya Garry.
Garry was pronounced dead at noon last Thursday at MUSC, where she had been airlifted for a traumatic head injury sustained while in the care of Chisolm on the night of March 4. Chisolm initially reported that the child had fallen off a bed, but later admitted that she had struck the child in the head with a dumbbell.
Medical care for Garry was not sought until more than three hours after she was injured, and only after a family member came home and discovered Garry unconscious and unresponsive on the couch.
Chisolm was originally charged with Unlawful Conduct Towards a Child for which she was released on bond last Wednesday night. Following Garry’s death, investigators upgraded Chisolm’s charge to Homicide and sought her for re-arrest.
Chisolm is being held at the Beaufort County Detention Center where she will remain pending a bond hearing.