Wanted man charged for meth, stolen goods

Published 6:45 pm Monday, January 9, 2017

On Dec. 18, 2016, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office received a Crime Stoppers tip on the location of Bryan Thomas Dickerson, who at the time was wanted for four felony probation violations, as well as multiple felony and misdemeanor drug charges.

After receiving the tip, patrol deputies responded to the address given on Hattie Lane in Washington in an effort to locate Dickerson. While questioning Dickerson about his identity, he gave deputies a fake name. When asked to produce his identification, Dickerson fled on foot from deputies and was captured after a brief chase. After that chase, deputies discovered a large number of brand new power tools, still in the box, in the backyard of the Hattie Lane residence.

After the discovery, patrol deputies called for assistance from members of the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division. During their three-week long inquiry, investigators discovered the tools, with an estimated value of $24,000 were stolen from Fastenal of Easley, South Carolina. Investigators also learned that Dickerson was responsible for a total of six breaking-and-enterings of Fastenal stores in South Carolina over a six-month period from July to December 2016.

As a result of his arrest on Dec. 18, Dickerson was charged with resisting an officer, possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Dickerson was also taken before a magistrate and served with orders for his arrest for trafficking in opium or heroin, driving while his license was revoked and four felony probation violations. Additionally, Dickerson’s vehicle was searched and investigators located a trafficking amount of crystal methamphetamines, prompting charges for one count of possession of stolen goods and two counts of trafficking in methamphetamine.

Dickerson is currently being held in the Beaufort County Detention Center on a combined total bond of $246,000. Dickerson is also facing multiple breaking-and-entering charges in several different jurisdictions in the state of South Carolina.