Two arrested after drug investigation
Two North Augusta residents were arrested July 3 following an extensive narcotics investigation, according to North Augusta Public Safety.
Public safety’s SWAT team executed a search warranted at a residence in the 1000 block of Francis Street. An investigation collected sufficient evidence to obtain a search warrant for illegal drug activity coming from the home, according to a news release.
James Leroy Dandy Jr., 35, and Kishon Orlando Priester, 26, both of the residence, were arrested and charged with possession of crack cocaine.
Police are still searching for a third man, 35-year-old John Nathaniel Tandy. Anyone with information on Tandy’s location can contact North Augusta Public Safety at (803) 279-2121 or Crimestoppers of the Midlands at (888) CRIMESC. Callers can remain anonymous and could be eligible to receive a cash reward up to $1,000, according to the release.
An Augusta man reported that he was carjacked June 25 at the intersection of Old Edgefield and Martintown roads.
According to a North Augusta Public Safety incident report, police found an abandoned car against the guard rail along Highway 1 south. After discovering that the car was registered to an Augusta man, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office unsuccessfully attempted to find the owner.
The victim contacted the sheriff’s office later and told authorities he had been carjacked in North Augusta. He told police that he was behind a white Ford Focus when a woman got out of the car and then a man appeared and put a gun in his face and demanded he get out of the car. When the victim got out of the car, the man discharged a gun in the air, he stated.
The victim said that he then ran from the scene through a block plant, swam across the river and then called for help, according to the incident report.