A North Charleston man is facing a number of charges after he allegedly shot at police officers during a motorcycle chase in late April.
North Charleston police say they arrested 31-year-old Tellis Ray Geddis Jr. on Saturday morning following an investigation into a chase which started on Ashley Phosphate Road on Apr. 27.
According to court documents, police were investigating reports of motorcyclists driving recklessly on westbound Interstate 26 near the Ashley Phosphate Road exit when they saw two motorcycles parked at the Exxon at 2330 Ashley Phosphate Road near 1 a.m.
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A North Charleston man is facing charges after police say he repeatedly struck his nephew with a machete during an argument over food Wednesday night.
Court documents state 56-year-old Keith Jordan went to his nephew’s Ottawa Avenue home a little after 10:30 p.m. to ask for food, and a fist fight ensued.
North Charleston police said Jordan then went to a back bedroom of the house and grabbed a machete and started swinging at the victim. Court documents state the victim was hit at least four times on his forehead, shoulder, palm, and forearm.
A North Charleston police officer has been placed on administrative leave after she was charged with driving under the influence following a wreck in her cruiser early Monday.
Summerville Magistrate Court officials said 29-year-old Christina Mask was granted a personal recognizance bond on Monday and released from the Dorchester County Detention Center shortly afterwards.
South Carolina Highway Patrol officials said Mask was driving drunk around 1 a.m. Monday on McMakin Road in Jedburg when she ran off the road and hit a driveway culvert. She was traveling east, troopers said.
“My wife called me and she said she heard an explosion out front,” said a man who owns the home where the officer’s car crashed. He did not want to be identified.
Troopers said Mask was wearing her seatbelt and was not injured. She was not on duty at the time of the wreck. According to court documents, her blood-alcohol level was recorded at .17, more than twice the legal limit.
Mask was charged with DUI and open container.
North Charleston police spokesman Spencer Pryor said Mask has been placed on administrative leave without pay, pending the outcome of the investigation. Pryor said she has been with the department since 2009.
Charleston police say they have arrested two women after a one-year-old child they were supposed to be babysitting was beaten with a broom.
Deesonia Smith, 30, has been charged with inflicting great bodily injury upon a child and Madeline Mikell, 43, has been charged with unlawful conduct towards a child. According to an incident report, police were called to 40-Reid Street Apt. A on Monday, March 25 around 5:24 p.m. in response to a call about child abuse.
The report states the victim’s mother was advised by Mikell to take her child to the hospital after picking him up on March 20, but would not tell her why. The child had some knots on his face, but the mother thought they were bed bugs.
A James Island man was arrested Monday after he was caught using a neighbor’s bank account information to pay almost $1,000 in his own AT&T bills, authorities say.
The Charleston Police Department charged 26-year-old Christopher Delaney Campbell with obtaining goods by false pretenses.
According to an incident report, a 70-year-old man’s son noticed there were four fraudulent charges on his father’s checking account for an AT&T account under Campbell’s name on Feb. 1. The four charges spread over three months and totaled $981.24.
Police say the driver of the school bus which overturned Friday morning in West Ashley after colliding with a heavy-duty pickup will be cited for failing to yield the right of way.
According to Charleston Police Department Public Information Officer Charles Francis, the driver of the school bus carrying eight students failed to yield, causing a collision with a pickup, around 8:30 a.m.
Pictures from the scene show the truck to be a Ford 350 with a modified bed. The accident caused the school bus to flip over on its side.
North Charleston police now say the man injured in a shooting at a hotel Wednesday accidentally shot himself and also had meth.
North Charleston Police Department Public Information Officer Spencer Pryor said 34-year-old Shawn Corey Walsh was charged with filing a false report and possession of a methamphetamine.
Officers were called out at around 7:30 p.m. in reference to a shooting at the North Charleston Inn on West Montague Avenue. When authorities arrived on scene they met with Walsh in front of the hotel.