US Marshals arrest 4 fugitives, including man named in Waring case

CHARLESTON, SC - The U.S. Marshal-led Operation Intercept Fugitive Task Force, working in conjunction with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office and North Charleston Police Department, apprehended 4 fugitives Oct. 20.

Gavin Bowman, 34, is charged by the Charleston County Sheriff's Office with assault and battery and larceny.  Acting on developed information, investigators traveled to the 500 block of Central Park Avenue where Bowman was walking towards the front door of a residence.  Law enforcement placed him into custody without incident and he was transported to the Charleston County jail.

Grover Smith, 36, had two outstanding bench warrants for failing to appear on charges of criminal sexual conduct with a minor and lewd act on a minor.  Investigators found Smith hiding under a bed in a home off of Roberta Road in Summerville.  Smith was arrested and transported to the Charleston County jail.

Tristan Cheek, 28, was apprehended after a short foot chase and the assistance of a Charleston County K-9 unit.  Cheek was arrested in the 1000 block of East Arctic on Folly Beach after information was developed by investigators as to his location.  Cheek is charged with resisting arrest and being a Peeping Tom.  Cheek was transported to Charleston County jail after being brought to Roper hospital with minor injuries.

Cheek was also called as a defense witness during the murder trial of Ethan Mack, but told counselors to "come and find [him]," they reported.

Brian White, 34, is charged by the Charleston County Sheriff's Office with criminal domestic violence and stalking.  Investigators located White inside a trailer within the Jericho Trailer Park in Ravenel.  White was located hiding under a bed and placed into custody.  White was also transported to the Charleston County jail.

"It is not a coincidence that these fugitives were all arrested in the same day.  The U.S. Marshals, working alongside their fellow law enforcement officers, diligently and relentlessly investigate until they capture their man or woman and bring them to justice.  These arrests are merely a result of that ongoing effort and our commitment to making the community a safer place." stated Kelvin Washington, U.S. Marshal for South Carolina.