• Suspects sought near Gray Court, Waterloo
• Drug arrest made, 800 grams of meth found
The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office found itself involved in two manhunts Monday afternoon covering two separate areas of the county.
As of Tuesday afternoon, both men were still at-large.
Around 6 p.m. Monday, two men were involved in an altercation and one man was shot at the Nu Way convenience store in Waterloo following an altercation. The alleged assailant left the area on foot and was still being sought by investigators Tuesday afternoon.
Investigators identified the suspect in the shooting as Dextavious Laquez White of Waterloo. White is described as a black male, approximately 5-foot-8, 140 pounds with tattoos on both forearms.
White is wanted for attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.
Earlier Monday, deputies posted on social media that that a law enforcement presence was in the Greenpond Road area of northern Laurens County in search of David Nathaniel Sentell, a white male, 6-foot-1, 185 pounds last seen wearing a charcoal hoodie.
“If you do see him, do not approach, call 911,” the post advised.
The LCSO said Sentell is wanted by another law enforcement agency. According to the LCSO post, that agency did not say why Sentell is wanted.
This past December, Sentell was arrested by the LCSO and charged with third-degree assault and battery and possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person convicted of a felony.
Anyone with knowledge of the whereabouts of either Sentell or White are asked to call the LCSO or CrimeStoppers at 864-68-CRIME.
Warrant leads to arrest, 800 grams of meth
An arrest for domestic violence led to drug trafficking charges levied against a Clinton man by the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office, the LCSO said Thursday.
According to the LCSO, deputies learned of the whereabouts of Travis Aaron Jarnigan of Clinton, who was wanted on second-degree criminal domestic violence charges.
Deputies made the arrest on the CDV warrant on Patterson Drive in Laurens and the LCSO said they found 40 grams of methamphetamine in Jarnigan’s jacket pocket along with “a large sum” of cash and another 800 grams of meth in a vehicle Jarnigan had been in, according to the LCSO.
Jarnigan was charged then with tracking in meth (400 grams or more) along with two counts of second-degree criminal domestic violence.
“As we all know, there is a huge drug problem destroying this country,” said Laurens County Sheriff Don Reynolds. “The deputies of the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office work to combat this in Laurens County, and I would like to thank them, along with the citizens of this county for their dedication and commitment.”
Jarnigan was taken into custody without incident.