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Sumter law enforcement nets illegal drugs, 11 arrests in New Year's holiday checkpoints

BY SHELBIE GOULDING
shelbie@theitem.com
Posted 1/3/20

During the New Year holiday, the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office made 11 arrests and seized more than 60 grams of illegal drugs.

From Dec. 30, 2019, to Jan. 1, 2020, deputies were assisted by …

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Sumter law enforcement nets illegal drugs, 11 arrests in New Year's holiday checkpoints

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During the New Year holiday, the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office made 11 arrests and seized more than 60 grams of illegal drugs.

From Dec. 30, 2019, to Jan. 1, 2020, deputies were assisted by South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon agents in a saturation to curb illegal activity, which consisted of multiple license and safety checkpoints throughout the state. A saturation is a purposeful heightened presence of law enforcement in a specific area.

“Our goal was to start off the new year with a continuation of our proactive approach to criminal activity in Sumter County,” Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis said. “The community can count on more saturations and other operations in 2020 as we work to lower the crime rate.”

The following arrests were provided by Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Adrienne Sarvis.

DEC. 30

Three Olanta men were charged with trafficking cocaine and crack cocaine.

James Yates, 59, of Alice Meyers Drive, Robert Gerome McFadden, 35, of Nero Circle, and Guaishi Lamont Capers, 44, of West Hampton Street, were arrested after deputies seized 30 grams of cocaine and 10 grams of crack cocaine from the three men. The combined street value of the drugs was estimated at $8,000.

A Sumter man was charged with driving under suspension, failure to stop for a blue light and two bench warrants.

Lamont Durant, 41, of Myrtle Beach Highway, was charged with two counts of driving under suspension, two counts of failure to stop for a blue light, two counts for a failure to pay child support bench warrant and four counts for a third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor bench warrant.

A Sumter man had deputies on his tail in a vehicle chase before attempting to flee on foot.

Rasheen Greenwood, 28, of North Milton Road, was arrested for failure to stop for blue lights and driving under suspension. Greenwood was also charged as a fugitive from justice in Tennessee.

DEC. 31

A Rembert man was arrested for reckless driving, trafficking cocaine and possession with intent to distribute illegal drugs.

Andre Brooks, 32, of Richbow Road, was charged with reckless driving; his third offense for both trafficking cocaine and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine; possession of controlled substance; his second offense for possession of marijuana; and a third offense for possession of methamphetamine.

Deputies seized 12 grams of cocaine, 3 grams of crack cocaine, 13 grams of marijuana and $666 in cash from Brooks, equaling a combined street value of $4,460.

Christina Denyse Williams, 27, of Georgetown Avenue in Sumter, was charged with habitual traffic offender and a fourth offense of diving under suspension.

Herman Robinson, 31, of Boyd Road in Camden, was charged with driving under the influence.

JAN. 1

On New Year’s Day, Trevon Rogers-Maynor, 24, of Third Street in Maysville, was charged with failure to stop for a blue light and resisting arrest.

Alicia Hatmaker, 41, of High Hill Road in Darlington, was charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

Maurice Stewart, 31, of Significant Drive in Sumter, was charged with violation of South Carolina gun law and possession of marijuana