Suspect arrested after assault on St. Helena Island

By WTOC Staff

Published: Jun. 6, 2022 at 2:50 PM EDT|Updated: 15 hours ago

BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WTOC) - The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a suspect involved in an assault case on St. Helena Island.

Deputies responded to a report of an assault and battery at a residence on Melody Lane. According to the sheriff’s office, 19-year-old Vincent Medlock assaulted a family member and discharged a firearm. No one was wounded by the gunfire, but a vehicle parked outside the residence was hit.

The sheriff’s office says that Medlock left the scene and was tracked down later by a K9 unit.

He is charged with three counts of assault and battery, use of a vehicle without permission and malicious injury to personal property.

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