By Noah Feit
COLUMBIA, SC – A South Carolina man out on bail was recently arrested on new drug and weapons charges, prompting the Orangeburg County Sheriff to compare bond court to an episode of the “Oprah Winfrey Show.”
Devon Jamison, a 38-year-old Eutawville resident, was charged with possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and trafficking in cocaine, the sheriff’s office said Monday in a news release. Jamison also faces pending charges from a 2022 arrest, Orangeburg County court records show.
“There was an episode of ‘Oprah’ where she points to audience members enthusiastically one by one and says, ‘You’re getting a car! You’re getting a car! Everybody’s getting a car!’ ” Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said in the announcement. “To paraphrase it, it’s ‘You get a tape! You get a ribbon! Everyone – no matter how violent gets a tape.’ This subject was out on bail for weapons violations. And now he’s back under arrest on guess what charges?”
Jamison was arrested on April 19, according to court records.
Deputies were following up on a previous domestic violence case at a residence on Marvin Road in Eutawville, the sheriff’s office said.
As deputies approached, they saw a man holding a container with a white substance inside, according to the release. The man was heading toward a vehicle, but when he spotted the deputies, he suddenly returned to the residence, the sheriff’s office said.
When questioned by deputies, the woman behind the wheel of the vehicle said she was there to buy cocaine, according to the release.
Sheriff’s Office special operations units were called to the scene and conducted a search which resulted in the discovery of an M-16 made to fire as a semi-automatic weapon, clear bags containing 80 grams of cocaine and a shopping bag with an undisclosed amount of cash inside. , the sheriff’s office said.
Jamison was taken into custody without incident, according to the release.
Information on any bond, if any, on the new charges was not available, but Jamison is scheduled to return to court on May 30, Orangeburg County court records show.
Jamison faces pending charges from an arrest on July 19, 2022, when he was charged with attempted murder, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent felony and possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person convicted of a violent felony, according to court records. His bond was set at $10,000 on those combined charges, court records show.
Jamison has been arrested multiple times in Orangeburg County since 2007, according to court records.
©2023 The State.
Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.