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Another sting by Charleston police hybrid unit nets five arrests

Charleston police say the hybrid unit Friday arrests the following five people on various charges - John Jarrett, 39, of Charleston, left; Samuel Burdette, 20, homeless, 600 Shrewsbury St.; Logan Henderson, 21, homeless, 600 Shrewsbury St.; Charles Barnes, 37, from Washington, D.C., who recently moved to Charleston; and Weslie Williams, 55, homeless. (Charleston Police Department)

Charleston Police Department’s hybrid unit conducted its latest sting, arresting five people on various charges.

The arrests were made Friday in the areas of Elk City and the Charleston Town Center, according to a news release from police.

Police said two of the five arrested were in possession of needles, and the hybrid unit found discarded needles littering the ground.

Following are the people who were arrested and their charges:

* John Jarrett, 39, of Charleston, petit larceny (personal recognizance bond). Police said Jarrett stole a purse at Macy’s in the Town Center that belonged to a female employee. Officers recovered the purse and returned it to the owner.

* Samuel Burdette, 20, homeless, 600 Shrewsbury St., trespassing at Town Center (summons)

* Logan Henderson, 21, homeless, 600 Shrewsbury St., trespassing (summons). Police said Henderson was in possession of 18 needles he obtained from the needle exchange program.

* Charles Barnes Jr., 37, from Washington, D.C., who recently moved to Charleston, municipal capias (trespassing, two for possession of controlled substances, simple possession of marijuana), personal recognizance bond. Barnes was in possession of a needle, police said.

* Weslie Williams, 55, homeless, trespassing (summons)

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