Investigation of Stolen Golf Cart Leads Berkeley County Deputies to a Bigger Discovery

August 11, 2017, 2:27 pm EST | Share:

Berkeley County Sheriff’s Deputies say a stolen golf cart lead to a much bigger discovery in Pinewood earlier this week.

Officers were following up on a complaint about a stolen golf cart in the front yard of a home on Willowood Road. Investigators spoke with the homeowner who said she was recently released from the hospital and noticed the golf cart in her yard when she arrived home. She told deputies about a nearby home where parts of the golf part were in plain view.

When deputies investigated the scene, they confirmed those parts were from the stolen golf cart out of St. Stephen.

Deputies obtained a search warrant for the home. That is where they discovered a huge collection of drugs, weapons, ammunition and body armor, including a gun that was reported as stolen from South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

BCSO officials provided a full list of items seized from the home, which include:

• 102 gross grams of a white powdery substance that field tested presumptive to be cocaine.
• 2 grams of a green plant like material that field tested presumptive to be marijuana
• One Benelli Super Black Eagle II shotgun that had been reported stolen out of St. Stephen
• One Remmington 870 Super Mag 12 Gauge shotgun
• 45 rounds of 40 caliber ammunition, 43 .22 caliber super speed hollow point bullets, eight magazines, one extended magazine containing 7 rounds of .40 caliber ammunition, one with 14 rounds of .40 caliber ammunition as well as 6 empty magazines
• One Springfield Armory XD .40 caliber pistol that had been reported stolen out of St. Stephen
• One Glock 22 .40 caliber pistol with South Carolina DNR stamped on it that had been stolen out of Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction
• One Streamlight flashlight that had been stolen from the same incident where the DNR pistol was stolen
• One Smith & Wesson .40 with serial number DWE8396. This pistol was not shown to be stolen.
• One Beretta 9mm with serial number BER286325. This pistol was not shown to be stolen.
• One ATI GSC-522 .22 Caliber rifle with serial number A407332. This pistol was not shown to be stolen.
• A camouflage body armor fragmentation vest.

Police issued warrants for 25-year-old Danzel Rubin Willis of Moncks Corner. They said Willis was out of jail on a $10,000 surety bond in relation to a June 29th arrest for drug manufacturing, bonding out on July 1st.

New warrants for Willis include three counts of possession of a stolen handgun, possession of stolen property, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and trafficking cocaine.

Willis was expected to turn himself in Friday.

“I wanted to thank and recognize the citizens that helped us solve this and the hard work of the detectives and deputies who helped make this case. These are serious charges,” said Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis.