Sheriff’s deputies arrest man accused of Lands End sexual assault

1 min read

After a search that lasted more than a week, Codrian Smalls turned himself in Saturday, Sept. 7 to Sheriff’s Office deputies in Beaufort.

Smalls, of St. Helena Island, was arrested on a warrant for Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Degree.

On August 29, Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residence in the Lands End community of St. Helena Island to a report of a burglary and sexual assault. 

The victim — a woman — reported she was confronted inside her residence by an unknown subject — an African-American man — armed with a handgun. The victim reported that she was held at gunpoint by the unknown subject and sexually assaulted over a period of several hours. 

The victim reported that prior to fleeing her residence, and although already armed with his own handgun, the subject stole a handgun from her bedroom.

Sheriff’s Office investigators later identified the subject as Smalls, 24, and a Beaufort County magistrate issued a warrant for the arrest of Smalls for Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Degree. 

Smalls was transported to the Beaufort County Detention Center and incarcerated without incident. 

Latest from Blog

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Woman’s love of Beaufort redeemed I love Beaufort, because of the people. My daughter and I…