Berkeley Co. criminal captured after being on the run for weeks


NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — The man known as Berkeley County’s most wanted criminal was captured in North Charleston on Wednesday evening, according to Berkeley County Sheriff’s officials.

North Charleston Police officers stopped a vehicle on Otranto Road on Wednesday, and Eddie Gaskins was in the vehicle. He was in possession of a stolen pistol and a shotgun.

Gaskins has been on the run for weeks after warrants for his arrest were issued for criminal domestic violence and burglary in Berkeley County.

Gaskins has a lenghtly history of criminal activity in Berkeley County, dating back to 2004.

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We wanted to thank everyone who called in tips about Eddie Gaskins. We followed up on each of them but he was able to stay in hiding.

We do hope that his latest charges will result in him being out of the community for some time to come.

On September 8, deputies say Gaskins grabbed the mother of two of his children and threatened her with a shotgun. Gaskins then tried to flood out the home after the victim left the home.

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