Beaufort News

Crime reports: 2 suspects arrested in St. Helena shooting

Two Beaufort men have been arrested in connection with a shooting Thursday on Seaside Road on St. Helena Island.

Nineteen-year-old Jabari Linnen turned himself in to Beaufort County Sheriff's Office investigators Friday on charges of attempted murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. He was in the county Detention Center on Friday awaiting a bond hearing, according to the jail log.

Also charged was King David Williams, 19, on an unrelated bench warrant and one count of accessory after the fact, according to a Sheriff's Office news release. Williams was being held at the county jail Friday, with bond set at $100,000.

The shooting, at about 2:15 p.m. Thursday, left 19-year-old Kenneth Trey Nichols with multiple wounds. Nichols was flown to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah. His condition was not disclosed Friday, but authorities said he is expected to recover.

The sheriff's investigation continues.

Anyone with information should call the Sheriff's Office at 843-255-3416 or the county Dispatch Center at 843-524-2777.

The following reports were released Friday by the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office:



  • Trotting Hill Lane: Car parts worth $1,600 stolen.


  • Wild Horse Road: Electronics, jewelry, firearms and cash worth $4,050 stolen.
  • Lemoyne Avenue, Ocean Walk: Electronics, household items and credit cards worth $1,125 stolen.
  • Sea Oak Lane: Three bikes worth a total of $300 stolen.

  • Nassau Street, Coral Sands: Four rental bikes worth a total of $330 stolen.


  • Paige Point Road: Car worth $3,000 stolen.
  • Compiled by Patrick Donohue and Allison Stice