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Man wanted for threatening woman with shotgun apprehended in North Charleston

Eddie Gaskins (Source: Berkeley County Sheriff's Office) Eddie Gaskins (Source: Berkeley County Sheriff's Office)

Berkeley County deputies say a suspect "on the run for weeks" was apprehended in North Charleston. 

Eddie Gaskins was wanted for criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature and first-degree burglary. 

Deputies say he was found in a car pulled over by North Charleston police officers Wednesday night. He was in possession of a stolen pistol and a shotgun, they say. 

Almost two weeks earlier, the sheriff's office responded to a Moncks Corner home where a woman said Gaskins had entered her home uninvited. The woman told deputies she made repeated attempts to get him to leave the home, but Gaskins physically threatened her and grabbed her. After Gaskins continued to threaten the victim, he grabbed a pump-action shotgun and threatened her with it, deputies say. 

The victim fled the scene and Gaskins attempted to flood the home by clogging a drain and leaving the water running on full, deputies say. 

Deputies say Gaskins has a lengthy history of criminal activity in Berkeley County, including third-degree burglary, grand larceny and assault and battery. 

"We do hope that his latest charges will result in him being out of the community for some time to come," a Facebook post from the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office reads. 

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