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Deputies arrest felon with sawed-off shotgun

Posted: May 7, 2018 5:02 p.m.
Updated: May 8, 2018 1:00 a.m.
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Dakota Daughtery

Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Camden man following a shooting call Sunday evening and charged him with possession of a sawed-off shotgun, unlawful transport of a sawed-off shotgun and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to a KCSO press release, deputies arrested Dakota Shane Daughtery, 22, of Oak Hill Lane, Camden, around 8:15 p.m. Sunday. A KCSO deputy responded to a call of a shooting on Henry Street. While the deputy was on the way, a witness called county dispatchers and said they had followed Daughtery to Young’s convenience store on Jefferson Davis Highway in east Camden. The witness said they had seen Daugherty drop some bags he was carrying and leave the store. The deputy diverted to Young’s, but when they arrived, a Camden Police Department officer told the deputy that Daughtery had already left. The deputy then drove in the direction in which Daugherty was last seen and told by a citizen where Daugherty was walking.

The deputy located Daugherty, who upon seeing the deputy’s patrol car, fled on foot. The deputy chased Daugherty down and took him into custody. The deputy then took Daugherty back to Young’s store and retrieved the bags. The deputy found the sawed-off shotgun inside one of the bags. A witness to the shooting incident identified Daugherty as the shooter in the original incident.

The deputy transported Daugherty to the Kershaw County Detention Center where he remains pending a bond hearing.

Daughtery has been on probation since March 19 when he pleaded guilty to one count of criminal conspiracy and nine counts of breaking into motor vehicles in connection with a string of motor vehicle break-ins perpetrated by him and two others a year earlier, in March 2017. A circuit court judge sentenced Daughtery to five years in prison, suspended upon five years probation, substance abuse counseling and random drug and alcohol tests. He originally faced 14 motor vehicle break-ins, but the 5th Circuit Solicitor’s Office dropped the other five charges along with one for housebreaking.

Daughtery’s record includes other, previous counts of auto break-ins and financial transaction card theft in South Carolina. In addition, according to the KCSO, he has been arrested in Florida for numerous narcotics violations, aggravated battery with great bodily harm, flee to elude police/high speed, battery, obstructing justice, violation of probation and resisting an officer.

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