WADMALAW ISLAND, SC (WCBD) – Deputies in Charleston County say a 33-year-old man both bribed them and threatened their lives after he was placed under arrest last week.
According to a police report, deputies were dispatched to a home along the 4900 block of Bears Bluff Road last Thursday in reference to a disturbance.
Prior to arrival, the suspect’s mother, Mamie Rivers, advised deputies that she needed to leave the home because she did not feel safe there.
When deputies arrived and made contact with Ms. Rivers, she told them her son, David Brown Jr., was arguing and began throwing items around the house while slamming doors.
Rivers said Brown then went into his bedroom and became quiet. Rivers said it was unusual for Brown to suddenly be quiet, so she left in fear of her life.
After giving deputies permission to enter the home, they observed Brown lying in bed under the covers with his left arm hanging off to the side. When approached, deputies observed a black Taurus 9mm semi-automatic pistol on the floor under his left hand.
Deputies grabbed the gun for their own safety and detained Brown, the report stated.
After the serial number was run through the Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch Center, it was determined the pistol was reported stolen out of the Hanahan Police Department’s jurisdiction.
Deputies also noticed a slight odor of alcohol coming from Brown.
After reading his Post Miranda Warning, deputies attempted to question him about the incident with his mother and the stolen gun. That is when Brown tried to bribe the deputy and asked, multiple times, “how much do you want $1,000… I got $100,000… how much will the judge take?”
Brown was then placed under arrest. Deputies said they will “take no money” and asked for him to answer their questions.
The incident report states Brown refused and became aggressive and boisterous.
Brown then attempted to elude custody by pushing a deputy with his shoulder and pulled away. He was given several commands to stop resisting, but he instead continued to try and run.
He was eventually apprehended and escorted to a police cruiser.
While at the cruiser, the report states Brown continued to push one of the deputies in an attempt to resist arrest. Once he was placed inside, he made numerous verbal threats, such as: “I’m going to kill you with my own hands as soon as I get out, I don’t even need a gun! I’m going to lay you out in the street.”
He then spit on a deputy’s face, hitting the right side, and continued to make verbal threats.
Brown was booked at the Charleston County Detention Center and charged with throwing bodily fluid on an employee by prisoner, possession of a stolen firearm, threatening the life of a public official and resisting arrest.
Records indicated he was previously convicted for armed robbery with a dangerous weapon in 2009, therefore adding an additional charge of possessing a firearm by a convicted felon of violent offense.
The report says the pistol in Brown’s possession was fully loaded with seven live rounds, one being in the chamber.
He was given a bond totaling $65,000. It is unclear what lead to the initial argument.