HAMPTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE PRESS RELEASE

JUNE 9, 2018

On Monday, June18th, HCSO Officers responded to American Machining and Manufacturing located at 1412 Yemassee Hwy in Varnville in reference to a theft that had occurred.

It was discovered that a 2002 Ford F350 truck, (yellow in color), a 15 to 20 foot flatbed trailer carrying a Woods Brush Bull bush hog (orange in color) were stolen from the business premises.

 

This case is under investigation by the HCSO. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the HCSO using the following options: Telephone: (803) 914-2200/ Toll Free Tip Line: (866) 942-1120/ Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Website: www.hamptoncountyso.net

All Callers may remain anonymous.

 

BREAKING NEWS

HAMPTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE PRESS RELEASE

JUNE 14, 2018 RUTH CAPTURED

 

Suspect Jay John Ruth has been captured in Colleton County. More details will be released as soon as they become available.

 

 

 

June 13th 2018.

 

Armed, dangerous suspect wanted after two deputies hit by car in Hampton Co.

Wednesday, June 13th 2018, 10:43 pm EDTThursday, June 14th 2018, 6:03 am EDT

By WTOC Staff HAMPTON CO., SC (WTOC) -

Two Hampton County Sheriff's Office deputies have been hospitalized after an incident Wednesday night near Brunson.

 

 

Multiple law enforcement agencies in the Lowcountry are actively looking for suspect Jay John Ruth near Joe Miley and Sandy Run roads. They say he is wanted on kidnapping and grand larceny charges stemming from an incident earlier this week, and he is considered armed and very dangerous.

According to SLED, all of this started just after 7:30 p.m. when Hampton County deputies spotted the suspect, Jay John Ruth, who had several warrants, driving a dark color pickup truck in the city of Hampton. Deputies tried to stop him but he took off and a chase began. The deputies followed Ruth to Altman Road where he drove his car off the road, through a yard, around a house and came back through the yard, hitting a deputy’s car head-on.

Ruth pushed the deputy's car aside with his vehicle and drove back up Altman Road where he abandoned the vehicle. He then went inside a nearby home and stole the keys to a car in the garage and drove off. As Ruth was attempting to leave, a second deputy got out and tried to stop Ruth, but Ruth hit that deputy with the stolen vehicle.

A Varnville officer on scene saw the deputy get hit. That officer got out and fired shots at Ruth’s car as Ruth drove past the officer.

The deputy struck in the car was airlifted to Trident Hospital in Charleston. The second deputy that was struck on foot was taken to the hospital in Hampton. Both have been treated and released.

The Jasper County Sheriff's Office, SLED, and Yemassee Police are all assisting the Hampton County Sheriff's Office with this investigation. Officials say they do believe Ruth is still in the county. He is described as 6'2, about 218 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans. He currently has active warrants with the Hampton County Sheriff's Office for attempted kidnapping. Officials say he claims he is "not going to be taken alive."

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June 8, 2018

HAMPTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 6, 2018

UPDATE: VARNVILLE MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH TRIPLE HOMICIDE

Lorenzo Boles, 34, of Varnville, has been arrested in connection to the triple homicide that took place earlier this year in Hampton County.

 

On March 25, 2018, HCSO Officers responded to 148 Priscilla Lane in Varnville in reference to a shooting incident. Officers found three victims suffering from multiple gun shots. The shooting resulted in the deaths of Ghazi Abdul Duckett, Frank Johnson, Jr. and Lamekia Moasia Warren.

Boles, is charged with three counts of murder, armed robbery and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

Tyrase Akil Collins and Fuquann Durrell Harris have also been charged in the incident.

This case is still under investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the HCSO using the following options: Telephone: (803) 914-2200/ Toll Free Tip Line: (866) 942-1120

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Website: www.hamptoncountyso.net

All Callers may remain anonymous.

June 7, 2018

SECOND ARREST MADE IN GIFFORD TRIPLE SHOOTING

Kendric Deron Jackson, 28, of Estill, has been arrested and charged with three counts of Attempted Murder in connection with the triple shooting in Gifford that occurred on Sunday.

 

 

This case is still under investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the HCSO using the following options: Telephone: (803) 914-2200/ Toll Free Tip Line: (866) 942-1120

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Website: www.hamptoncountyso.net

All Callers may remain anonymous.

 

June 5, 2018

IRS SCAM ALERT

Please be advised, the Hampton County Sheriff's Office has received several reports of telephone calls to citizens from someone falsely representing the IRS in reference to making a payment/ having a lawsuit against them and/or issuing warrants for arrest if they do not comply.

Sheriff T.C. Smalls wants to ensure the citizens that these telephone calls are a scam. Do not provide any personal or financial information to the caller. Immediately hang up and if you choose, the best advice is to block the number so that you are not harassed again by the caller.

Keep in mind that these scammers use several numbers, including numbers that mimic law enforcement agencies and other divisions and that it is possible to receive additional calls, where upon folks should repeat the same response process.

In addition, Sheriff T.C. Smalls would like to remind folks that this is not the procedure or practice of the IRS.

Be alert, do not become a victim of fraud.