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Crime Report - June 9, 2017

Man arrested on multiple drug, other charges

Posted: June 8, 2017 4:57 p.m.
Updated: June 9, 2017 1:00 a.m.

Camden Police Department (CPD) officers arrested a Camden man -- already wanted on multiple charges -- on new drug and other charges Sunday evening.

A CPD incident reported identified the man as Ike Joel Mitchell, 31, of Chesnut Street, Camden. According to the report, an officer spotted Mitchell sitting in a parked vehicle at Walmart. The officer asked him to exit the vehicle and then detained Mitchell. The officer reported smelling a strong odor of marijuana while removing Mitchell from the vehicle. At that point, the officer arrested Mitchell and placed him in a patrol vehicle.

A search of the vehicle turned up a green book bag on the floor behind the driver’s seat and a small revolver wrapped with a red bandana under the driver’s seat. One bullet was in the gun. The book bag contained a sale, plastic bag containing .69 grams of marijuana, a black folding knife, another plastic bag containing white rock-like substance that field tested positive for cocaine and 21 rectangular pills that tested positive for being ecstasy.

The officer then transported Mitchell to jail. Online Kershaw County Detention Center records show he is charged with simple possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; unlawful stopping; standing or parking in a prohibited area; resisting arrest; habitual traffic offender; possession with intent to distribute a Schedule I or II narcotic; possession of crack cocaine; and unlawful carrying of a weapon. Officers also served Mitchell with a bench warrant. A judge set total bond at $38,136.76.

The CPD also reported the following other recent incidents:

Officers responded to a call of a man trying to pull out a gun during the early morning hours of May 31. According to a CPD incident report, the man -- later identified as Swan Nicoyil Jackson, 22, of Brewer Springs Road -- tried to pull out the weapon at the Circle K on East DeKalb Street. When the officer arrived, they met with a store employee who said the Jackson’s girlfriend came in to buy some cigarettes and said Jackson had just beaten her. Jackson then allegedly came into the store, yelling at the woman, and then reportedly approached the counter saying, “Who going to jail?” Jackson then allegedly tried to pull a gun out from his waist but was stopped by his girlfriend. She reportedly was able to calm him down long enough to leave the store heading on North on Mill Street toward Haile Street. Although offices were unable to locate Jackson at that time, online court and jail records show the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office arrested him on June 3 and charged him not only with first-degree assault and battery, but unlawful carrying of a weapon, possession with intent to distribute a Schedule I, II or II drug; possession of crack cocaine, and possession of a stolen gun. A magistrate judge set a total bond of $90,000.

Officers responded to the Arena Park on Bull Street a little after 11 p.m. June 2 in reference to an alleged strong arm robbery. Upon arrival, the officers met two male victims, ages 17 and 18, who said they had come from Wallace, in Marlboro County, to meet a girl. They said shortly after they sat on a bench to wait, several men approached them and told them to empty their pockets. The said when they refused, the men began beating and kicking them. At one point, one the attackers pulled out what appeared to be a 9mm gun demanding one of the victims to empty his pockets. The victim said he gave up the only thing he had: a key to a vehicle he was driving. The men then ran off toward Broad Street. Officers reported finding the key about 50 yards away. Officers also reported one of the victims had a cut to the inside of his upper lip while the other had suffered scratches to his left elbow.

Officers arrested two Camden men, one 65 year of age and the other 52, for breaking into a motor vehicle and public disorderly conduct after a tip led to them being found intoxicated inside a bus on a used car lot a little before 1 a.m. June 1.

Two women living at a Laurens Street apartment said they were awakened shortly after midnight Sunday to find a man who appeared to be holding a gun standing over a bed. One of the women told the man to leave and that she was calling police. They said the man then left.

A 36-year-old Cassatt man is accused of taking his car to a local metal business and having it crushed when it was still under lien with a Camden finance company.

Camden officers also dealt with cases involving breach of trust, communicating threats, credit/debit card fraud, driving under suspension, forgery, fraud/scam, habitual offender, harassment, larceny, malicious injury to property, possession of drug paraphernalia, public disorderly conduct, second-degree domestic violence, shoplifting, simple possession of marijuana, theft from a building, third-degree assault, third-degree domestic violence, trespassing and vandalism.

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On May 31, the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) received a complaint that someone had stolen a dirt bike worth more than $2,000 from under a shed on Flat Rock Road north of Camden. The victim said the bike and others had been chained up under the shed and that he found the lock had been cut, but only one of the bikes taken. According to the report, it appeared the bike was taken through the neighbor’s driveway. A deputy found two sets of foot prints in the driveway along with the tire track from the dirt bike.

The KCSO also dealt with a case involving breach of peace, larceny, malicious injury to property, public disorderly conduct, second-degree harassment, third-degree domestic violence, trespassing and vandalism.

(Incident reports are provided by the Camden and Elgin police departments and Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office and are a matter of public record under the S.C. Freedom of Information Act. If the C-I makes a mistake, it will correct it upon verification with the appropriate law enforcement agency. Readers are cautioned that other individuals may have similar or identical names as those contained in incident reports. All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.)

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