NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – A 24-year-old man was taken into custody following a brief stand-off with law enforcement at a North Charleston apartment complex on Tuesday afternoon.
Deputies with the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) attempted to serve 40 active warrants on a man who then barricaded himself inside a unit at the Jamison Park apartments off Greenridge Road.
A spokesman for the sheriff’s office, Andrew Knapp, said deputies were able to connect with a woman after arriving at the apartment just before 7:00 a.m., but attempts to contact anyone else inside the residence were unsuccessful.
“The wanted man was believed to be barricaded in the home,” said Knapp. “The deputies issued multiple commands for the man to come out.”
After obtaining a search warrant for the apartment, SWAT team members entered the home around 1:00 p.m. and found the man hiding in a bedroom.
“The man resisted arrest, and deputies deployed K-9 Rex. The dog apprehended the man, and the deputies detained him,” said Knapp. “It was K-9 Rex’s third successful apprehension of a barricaded subject this year.”
Cane Dajwond James, 24, was taken to a hospital for treatment of bite wounds to his arm. He will be taken to the Al Cannon Detention Center once he has been released from the hospital where he’ll face charges connected to the initial warrants and for an additional charge of resisting arrest.
No other injuries were reported.
Officials with the sheriff’s office said James’ 10 warrants through CCSO include multiple counts of unlawfully carrying a pistol, failure to stop for blue lights, possession with attempt to distribute narcotics, habitual traffic offender and driving under suspension.
He also had 30 active warrants from three other agencies in South Carolina.