Crime & Public Safety

Taunting Bluffton teen, two others turn themselves in on burglary charges

Rylee Hall
Rylee Hall Beaufort County Detention Center

Less than a week after she allegedly stole several semi-automatic rifles, handguns and ammunition from her father’s Bluffton home with the help of two others, the 17-year-old who taunted law enforcement via social media turned herself in to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office in Beaufort on Monday afternoon.

Rylee Hall was wanted on second-degree burglary and grand larceny after surveillance footage showed three people taking the weapons from the University Park residence on June 26, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

Hall is being held at the Beaufort County Detention Center and awaits a bond hearing.

Before she turned herself in, Hall taunted investigators on her Facebook page a day after the burglary. She used a four-letter expletive followed by the number 12, a phrase meant to insult police according to the slang reference Urban Dictionary.

The phrase was followed by the sentence, “they gotta find me first straight up.”

Two other suspects — Kiyan Johnson, 19, of Ridgeland, and Jahkheme Scott, 19, of Bluffton — were identified by the Sheriff’s Office.

Johnson turned himself in to deputies Thursday and has also been charged with second-degree burglary and grand larceny. Johnson was released from the Detention Center on Saturday after posting a $15,000 bail, according to Beaufort County Court records.

The third suspect, Jahkheme Scott, 19, also was taken to the Beaufort County Detention Center after he turned himself in to deputies Thursday afternoon, according to a separate Sheriff's Office release.

He was charged with second-degree burglary and grand larceny.

Scott will be interviewed by deputies in order to find the missing firearms, the release said.

Caitlin Turner: 843-706-8184, @Cait_E_Turner