ST. HELENA

St. Helena man sought since May 10 manhunt arrested

achristnovich@islandpacket.comJune 20, 2012 

A St. Helena Island man was arrested Wednesday more than a month after he led Beaufort County sheriff's deputies on a three-hour chase.

Joaquim Trehon Boone, 23, was found at about 10 a.m. by deputies responding to a domestic dispute at Laurel Village Mobile Home Park, according to Sgt. Robin McIntosh.

Authorities had been looking for Boone since May 10, when he allegedly fired a handgun at the ground near his girlfriend after an argument at Folly Field Grocery on Seaside Road, McIntosh said. When deputies approached, Boone fired several shots into the air as he ran into nearby woods.

Deputies searched for more than three hours before giving up, McIntosh said in May.

Information on whether Wednesday's domestic dispute involved the same woman was unavailable Wednesday.

Boone is being held at the Beaufort County Detention Center on the following charges:

  • Two counts of first-degree criminal domestic violence.

  • High and aggravated criminal domestic violence.

  • Two counts of fleeing to evade arrest.

  • Unlawfully carrying a firearm.

  • Pointing a firearm at a person.

  • Malicious injury to personal property.

  • A bond hearing had not been set as of early Wednesday evening.

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