U.S. Marshals bust 6 wanted across Lowcountry

Published: Aug. 25, 2011 at 12:58 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 25, 2011 at 1:35 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Six wanted men are now in police custody after Operation Intercept. The U.S. Marshal led operation was backed by the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, Charleston and North Charleston Police Departments and state police.

Among those arrested are Billy Joe Zillner who faces charges in Goose Creek including lewd act on a minor and indecent exposure.

Walter Samuels, who just served time for murder, was wanted on probation violations in New York and on crack cocaine distribution charges. Authorities caught up with him at his girlfriend's house in Manning where he was playing cards.

Solomon Chisolm, 26, is charged with one count of assault and one count of failing to stop for blue lights by Charleston police. Chisolm was located and arrested at a relative's house after fleeing from police in a vehicle the previous day.

Jeremiah Pinckney, 19, is charged with aggravated assault and discharging a firearm into a dwelling by the Charleston County Sheriff's Office. Pinckney surrendered to investigators after several interviews and searches took place in the John's Island area.

William Timmons, 63, is charged with marijuana distribution by the Charleston County Sheriff's Office. Timmons was located at his home in North Charleston and transported to the Al Cannon Detention Center without incident.

Cornelius Davis, 23, is charged with two counts of Larceny and running an automobile chop shop by the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office. Davis was located in the Columbia area, after fleeing when learning of the charges.  Davis was arrested without incident and awaits extradition back to Berkeley County.

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