Officer tases man in buttocks during drug arrest

Darrell Kasey Williams (Source: Cashbond)
Darrell Kasey Williams (Source: Cashbond)

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Police say they tased and arrested a suspected drug dealer early Sunday morning after he tried to run away from them in the parking lot of a North Charleston night club.

North Charleston Police Department officers say they were patrolling the parking lot outside the Blue Magic Sports Bar & Grill around midnight when they saw what appeared to be a marijuana cigar sitting inside a parked Chevrolet Cobalt.  Officers waited for the owner to return, and around 2 a.m., a man returned to his vehicle.

Police then told the man, 20-year-old Darrell Kasey Williams, to stand still but he took off immediately.  Police said Williams' pants fell down as he tried to run and one of the officers fired a shot from his X-26 Taser, which struck Williams in the left buttock.

Williams then fell to the ground and was restrained by officers.  Police searched the suspect and found over $2000 in cash in his pocket.

During a search of the Chevy Cobalt, officers found two marijuana cigars, two bags containing 44 grams of marijuana, a box of "Good Sense" plastic bags, a digital scale, and a sealed mason jar containing "trace amounts of marijuana."

Police also found a loaded .40 caliber handgun inside the car.

Williams was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and unlawful carrying of a pistol and was taken to Roper Hospital for treatment.

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