Friday drug charges put attempted-murder suspect back in detention center

achristnovich@beaufortgazette.comNovember 2, 2012 

Beaufort County Sheriff's deputies arrested a woman and her husband Friday -- he already was facing five attempted-murder charges -- after allegedly finding crack cocaine and marijuana in their St. Helena Island home.

Harold Ernest Daise Jr., 32, and Temesha Nicole Daise, also 32, were arrested at their home at 9 White Road after Sheriff's Office drug investigators made several drug purchases in October, according to a news release. Authorities started the investigation after getting a tip, the release said.

Nine grams of crack cocaine and 113 grams of marijuana were confiscated from the home. The Daises face one count each of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and one count each of possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute.

Their three children were at home when they were arrested, the release said. The children's ages and details about where they were taken for care were unavailable Friday night.

The Daises remained in the Beaufort County Detention Center late Friday. Temesha Daise's bail was set at $20,000; Harold Daise's at $50,000, according to court records.

Friday marked the third time in two years Harold Daise has been charged in drug-related incidents.

He was charged June 17 with five counts of attempted murder and two counts of drug possession after he and co-defendant Quinton Jabari Doe, 27, allegedly followed and shot at an SUV occupied by a man, a woman and three children ages 3, 5 and 8.

The 24-year-old woman driving the SUV was critically injured after being shot in the leg and back, but she survived.

Daise and Doe told authorities they shot at the SUV because the man had sold them fake crack. Investigators believe Daise drove during the chase while Doe did the shooting.

The shooting victims called 911 during the chase -- as did Daise and Doe, who told dispatchers they'd been robbed and were chasing the thieves.

Daise posted a $24,000 bond June 20. Doe was still in the Beaufort County Detention Center as of Friday on a $20,000 bond, according to the jail log.

Daise is scheduled to go on trial Jan. 29 for another charge, an October 2011 charge of possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

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