Summerville man arrested for stalking on Edisto Beach

Summerville man arrested for stalking on Edisto Beach

COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A 37-year-old Summerville man is behind bars for stalking on Edisto Beach.

The Edisto Beach Police Department charged Christopher Henry Garrick after police say he repeatedly contacted the victim in person and by electronic means.

According to police, the victim reported several incidents to officers.

A police report states Garrick has been advised on at least two occasions to stop contacting the victim. Investigators say Garrick also has a "no contact" order from the court system as a condition of a bond in one of the incidents.

According to Chief George Brothers, Garrick has been stalking the victim since late summer.

"This is a clear case of a former boyfriend refusing to let go of a relationship," Brothers said."Garrick had placed the victim in fear of her safety.  This is exactly why these laws were written."

Garrick was arrested and detained at the Colleton County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.

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