Suspect facing several charges
A man is facing numerous drug and weapons charges after his arrest Sunday morning.
According to sheriff’s deputies, Eddie James Brockinton was found in the 300 block of South Belair Road shortly after 5 a.m. in possession of approximately 48 grams of methamphetamine, 23 Lortab pills, 1 Watson pill, approximately 15 grams of marijuana, four Klonipin pills, 4 Xanax pills, a black digital scale, a .380-caliber Bersa handgun with magazine that contained three bullets, a black Verizon motorola cell phone, a gray Samsung flip phone, a Visa credit card, a Tires Plus credit card, a pill bottle, and a 2005 Ford Focus, South Carolina tag IGD500, reported stolen in Aiken County.
The methamphetamine and pills were sent to the crime lab for analysis. The other items, the gun and the vehicle were taken as evidence. Brockington was taken to jail.
Money missing after break-in
Four or five money bags believed to contain several thousand dollars were reported stolen from Global Vending Solutions, 3698 Washington Road, Martinez. Deputies responded to the scene Saturday morning and found evidence of a burglary. A company official told police that four or five money bags appeared to have been taken.
Older woman reports assault
A man was charged with simple battery after witnesses said he roughed up a grandmother who was helping her granddaughter.
According to a Sheriff’s Office report, Brooks Patterson, the younger woman’s boyfriend, appeared to be intoxicated when he confronted the older woman on her front porch on the 4400 block of Owens Road early Sunday.
He yelled at her and also grabbed her shirt, she told deputies. The grandmother told police she had taken her granddaughter home.
Deputies arrived and took Patterson to jail.
Go-cart, bike reported taken
A 67-year-old Grovetown man told deputies someone stole a go-cart from a shed in the rear of his property in the 200 block of Kings Way. A boy’s bicycle was also taken.