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Teenager arrested for burglary, sexual assault at St. Helena Island home

Darryl Bradley (Source: BCSO) Darryl Bradley (Source: BCSO)
ST. HELENA ISLAND, SC (WTOC) -

(Update: April 21, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.): The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office has obtained three additional arrest warrants for 17-year-old Darryl Bradley. The new arrest warrants are for Kidnapping, Armed Robbery (Attempted) and Possession of a Weapon During the Commission of a Violent Crime.

He was presented these new arrest warrants at the Beaufort County Detention Center.

No bond has been set for these charges or the previous charges.


(Update: April 19, 2017 at 9:30 p.m.): The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office has arrested a 17-year-old male connected to Tuesday’s sexual assault and burglary on Club Bridge Road.

Deputies located Darryl Bradley outside of a residence on Saturn Circle on St. Helena Island and he was arrested without incident.

Bradley is charged with burglary in the first degree and criminal sexual conduct in the first degree. 


According to the sheriff's office, the suspect went right up to the victim's front door. When she turned him away, that's when police say he went into the home and assaulted her.

Police responded to the scene just after 6 p.m. at the home on Club Bridge Road, and said the unknown male suspect had gone to the victim's door and asked her if she needed any yard work done. She declined the offer and thought he had left, but he then entered the home through an unsecured door. That's when police say he presented a handgun and sexually assaulted her, then left on foot. 

Police describe the suspect as a black male with a tall, slender build, possibly in his 20s, wearing dark pants and an off-white shirt. 

We spoke with a relative of the victim on Wednesday, who says they still have storm debris left on their lawn, so asking about yard work didn't seem out of the ordinary. However, they never expected something like this to ever happen to their family. He says he wants everyone to be on alert until the suspect is caught. 

"I just hope they catch him, but at this day and age, you never know what people are gonna do. Be careful when you're home by yourself. Make sure that you keep everything secure and locked at all times, and be careful when you open the door. Don't open the door unless you know who that person really is," the victim's relative said. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact Sergeant Jason Malprus at 843.255.3426 or CrimeStoppers 1.888.CrimeSC if wishing to remain anonymous and for possible reward.

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