The 19-year-old Pinewood man arrested in Virginia on July 17 for crimes committed in Clarendon County was returned to Clarendon County Thursday afternoon.
Rashaan Arnez Mitchell is being held at the Clarendon County Detention Center on one count of attempted murder and three counts of grand larceny. At a bond hearing Friday morning, Mitchell’s bond was denied.
Mitchell’s alleged crime spree began shortly before midnight on June 14 when he reportedly took his mother’s cell phone. An argument with his mother over the cell phone took place at a friend’s home on Capt. Log Road and ended when Mitchell allegedly struck his mother in the mouth area and rammed the side of her car pushing from the shoulder of the roadway into a wooded area with a white dump truck. Mitchell fled before deputies with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office arrived on the scene.
On June 15, a white 1990 Ford dump truck was reported stolen from a field on Bomar Trail.
On June 15, a white 1990 Mercedes 4S was reported stolen from a home on Fox Tindal Road and found crashed into a utility pole at the intersection of Fox Tindal and Gov. Richardson roads.
A red 1989 Ford Contour was reported stolen from Scott’s Branch High School between June 14 and June 17.
The dump truck, Mercedes and the Contour have been connected to Mitchell, according to a report from Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office.
A BOLO (“be on the lookout”) was issued for Mitchell on Friday, according to Clarendon County Sheriff Randy Garrett.
On June 18, Garrett said Mitchell was arrested in Virginia after he allegedly told the clerk in a convenience store that he was wanted in Clarendon County.
“He went into this convenience store and started bragging that he was wanted in Clarendon County,” Garret said. “Another clerk went into a back room and called authorities. He was arrested at the store.”