Four Arrested in ECSO Raid

Four people were arrested Tuesday, Dec. 22, by the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office as the result of a raid on a residence at 32 Rainforest Lane in North Augusta (Edgefield County). An ECSO incident report details how deputies with the ECSO as well as authorities with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and the federal ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms) responded to the aforementioned addressed to execute a search warrant after receiving information detailing drugs, weapons, and stolen items at the residence. According to the report, once at the home, SLED entered the residence and secured the scene. The ATF swept the scene for explosives, but none were found. However, an undisclosed amount of weapons, drugs, and other items was seized from inside the residence. In addition, several stolen vehicles were seized from the outside perimeter of the home.

Inside the house were found Tim Wayne Wheeler, 53, Heather Leighann Hall, 22, and Jennifer Nicole Dewitt, 32, all reported to be residents of 32 Rainforest Lane. A fourth subject, David Walter Coon, 51, also a resident of the home, was later arrested the same day at a hotel in Aiken County. All four were transported to the Edgefield County Detention and charged with possession of drugs with intent to distribute, possession of stolen items, and unlawful possession of a sawed off shotgun.

The following is a list of the stolen items recovered at the scene: two 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycles which were both confirmed stolen out of Aiken County, a 2007 Zepplin 30 ft. camper which was confirmed stolen out of Aiken County, a Yamaha 4 wheeler which was also determined to have stolen from Aiken County, and a 2005 Chevrolet pickup truck which was confirmed to have been stolen from Lexington County.

The drugs which were seized from the residence were turned over to the narcotic Division of the ECSO. The ECSO also took into custody the weapons found at the scene.

The ECSO is continuing to investigate this incident. More charges may still be filed.