Irmo police officers were called to a residence in the Rose Oaks neighborhood for a domestic dispute around midnight Wednesday.
According to the police department, a resident of the home was struck in the face multiple times with the butt of a handgun by another resident, who left the scene before officers arrived. Irmo Investigators obtained a search warrant for the home to locate the weapon used against the victim. Officers found evidence of on-going drug activity in the home, so they stopped and obtained an additional search warrant.
Investigators recovered the firearm believed to be used in the assault against the victim, a firearm that was reported stolen out of Beaufort County containing a magazine full of Teflon coated bullets, a large amount of marijuana totaling over 10 pounds and over $30,000 in cash.
Richland County Animal Control was also notified because there were 10 dogs in the home that did not have access to food or water and their living area smelled strongly of urine.
“Domestic Violence is a dangerous call for officers to respond to,” said Chief Bobby Dale. “I am proud of the work that our Investigators put in this case, not only for the victim, but for the protection of the community as well.”
The following individuals were arrested in the case:
- Yevett Johnson, 42, was charged with domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, domestic violence 1st degree, possession with intent to distribute (PWID) marijuana, and PWID marijuana within proximity of a school. Richland County Animal Control also charged her with 10 counts of animal cruelty for 6 adult dogs and 4 very small puppies.
- Carban Epps, 22, was charged with PWID marijuana, PWID marijuana within proximity of a school, possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a crime of violence, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of Teflon coated ammunition.
- Marcus Hook, 19, was charged with PWID marijuana.
- Tyrone Pratt, 35, was charged with PWID marijuana.
All 4 were transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center for booking.