Two Bluffton men and five Georgia teenagers were arrested in Bluffton after two traffic stops earlier this week with one man in common, according to a Bluffton Police Department news release.
Police were looking for Tyrique Scott, 26, of Bluffton, after a Monday morning traffic stop in Bluffton, according to the release. Scott was allegedly driving the car, but was able to run off and escape police. He left behind five teenagers and $17,000 worth of stolen items, including Apple iPhones, tablets and several other items recently reported stolen from Walmart.
Joseph Washington, 18, of Savannah, Taylor Polite, 18, of Port Wentworth, Jakema Johnson, 18, of Savannah, Jamesha Rogers, 17, of Savannah and an unnamed juvenile all face charges of possession of stolen goods greater than $10,000, according to police and online records. Two of the teens also faced charges of simple possession of marijuana.
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Scott was pulled over the next day near Buck Island Road and tried to escape again, according to the release. Police caught up to him and a passenger and found “numerous types of drugs and a large quantity of cash” inside the car Scott was driving.
Scott faces charges of failure to stop for blue lights, trafficking cocaine, trafficking methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of schedule III drugs and possession schedule IV drugs in connection with the second stop, according to the release and online Beaufort County Detention Center records. He is also charged with fleeing to evade arrest and receiving stolen goods worth over $10,000 in connection with the second stop.
Sherrod Green, 29, of Bluffton, was with Scott during the second traffic stop and faces charges of trafficking cocaine, trafficking methamphetamine, possession of schedule III drugs and possession of schedule IV drugs, according to police and online records.
All six adults had been released on bond by Wednesday afternoon, online detention center records showed.