Beaufort News

Roommates cited for trespassing after calling police

Two roommates at Hilton Head Gardens on Southwood Park Drive were cited for trespassing after calling deputies over a dispute.

At about 5 a.m. Sunday, one woman tried to awaken the other, claiming she had heard gunshots. The roommate, who was sleeping in bed with her 5-month-old son, told her to stop and punched her when she wouldn't, according to an incident report from the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

The roommate who was punched called deputies, although she stated she did not want to press charges, according to the report.

Both roommates told deputies they knew they were not allowed to be living at Hilton Head Gardens after one of them was evicted from her previous apartment for not paying rent. The deputy issued both women trespass notices.