Deputies: Fugitive wanted on 11 bench warrants, 3 others arrested

Deputies: Fugitive wanted on 11 bench warrants, 3 others arrested

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Berkeley County deputies and members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested a man wanted on 11 bench warrants Monday.

Officers received information that David Earl Evans was at a home on Tennyson Way in Summerville, but when they knocked on the door, a male subject opened the door, then pushed the door closed on the officers, according to Berkeley County Chief Dep. Mike Cochran.

When officers announced their presence, a male subject reopened the door and he was identified as Sam Ferguson, Jr., who authorities determined was wanted on drug charges in Summerville and was in possession of methamphetamine, Cochran said.

Deputies say Ferguson denied knowing who else was in the home, but when officers entered they determined a total of 10 people were inside, some of whom exited on their own while others were found hiding in the home.

With everyone out of the residence, the Berkeley County Narcotics Division was notified and a search warrant was obtained after officers spotted drug paraphernalia and drugs being located on one of the subjects, deputies say.

When the search warrant was executed, a Taurus 9mm was located in the bedroom where Evans had emerged, Cochran said.

There was approximately 10 grams of Crystal methamphetamine located, and Allen Craig Davis, who was located hiding behind a water heater, claimed ownership of the methamphetamine, Cochran said.

A female, Richley Myers Campbell, was arrested after she began yelling, cursing and threatening to burn down homes, he said.

Evans was arrested and charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm as well as his outstanding bench warrants for failure to stop for blue lights, 2nd offense; possession of heroin, possession of a firearm by a convicted violent felon x 2, possession of a stolen firearm, and resisting/assault on police while resisting arrest, unlawful carrying of a pistol, grand larceny over $2,000 but less than $10,000, possession of meth, 1st offense; evading arrest, malicious damage to personal property.

Davis was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine for distribution.

Ferguson was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine.

Campbell was arrested and charged with public disorderly conduct.

"I want to thank the community members for providing information to our deputies that helped lead to these arrests. Working together, we can make Berkeley County a safer place to live, work and play," Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis said.

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