Berkeley Co. Deputies arrest man who claimed to be ‘Michael Jackson’

Berkeley County News
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BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – A deputy with Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for defective equipment.

Once the deputy made contact with the driver they noticed a foamy liquid in between the driver’s feet on the floorboard of his vehicle. Officials stated that the deputy could also smell the odor of alcohol.

The driver told the deputy he forgot his driver’s license, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post. He also told the deputy that his name was Michael Jackson and gave a birth date. The deputy ran the information through dispatch and it came back with no record.

It was determined through more investigation that Michael Jackson was not the driver’s name and he was positively identified as 56-year-old Kenneth Michael Wright.

Wright had an active warrant through Berkeley County for Criminal Sexual Conduct with a minor. Wright also had several warrants from Charleston County for Fraud and Failure to Appear.

Wright was arrested and charged with False Information to Police, Open Container of Beer and Displaying Tags for Another Vehicle.

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