3 arrested after Hartsville traffic stop

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Hartsville, S.C. – Hartsville Police have made three arrests after a traffic stop led to a search for a suspect on Thursday, May 14.

Sean Devon James, 21, is charged with burglary in the first degree as well as possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. James’ charges come from warrants issued after a shooting incident which occurred on Camellia Lane in Hartsville on April 20. He is additionally charged with malicious injury to personal property following an incident which occurred at the time of his arrest at a South Tenth Street residence today. Kristina Denise Taylor, 37, James’ mother, is charged with speeding and driving without a license in possession following a West Carolina Avenue traffic stop before the suspect search. Dawneisha Johnson, 20, is charged with hindering officers after James was found at the residence.

After a patrol officer stopped a van for speeding at approximately 7:45 a.m. Thursday morning, a passenger in the vehicle, recognized as having outstanding warrants from an April 20 case, fled south on foot. The Hartsville Police Department as well as the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office, including bloodhound units, searched for the suspect through areas of Marlboro Avenue and South Tenth Street. Hartsville Police obtained warrants to enter a South Tenth Street residence, where the suspect was found in an attic at approximately 12 p.m.

—Info from Press Release

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