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Home  |  News  |  Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott announced today during a press conference at CPD Headquarters the arrest of three suspects and the seizure of narcot

Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott announced today during a press conference at CPD Headquarters the arrest of three suspects and the seizure of narcot
Thursday, May 26, 2011

 
COLUMBIA, SC - Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott announced today during a press conference at CPD Headquarters the arrest of three suspects and the seizure of narcotics, weapons, money, equipment to manufacture and distribute narcotics and surveillance equipment through community tip.

Columbia Police Department arrested:

  • Marquise Cecil Grimes (DOB: 2/22/82) Trafficking, Possession with Intent to Distribute (PWID) Crack, Manufacturing Crack, Simple Possession Marijuana, Stolen Pistol, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

  • Michael Wayne Holloway (DOB: 8/5/82) Trafficking, PWID Crack and Manufacturing Crack, Simple Possession of Marijuana, Stolen Pistol and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

  • Margie Palmer (DOB: 2/15/53) PWID Crack Simple Possession of Marijuana.

Chief Scott stated that Columbia Police are asking for the community’s assistance in locating a fourth suspect, Javier Pabian-Kioente’ Brown (DOB: 8/6/88) who is wanted in connection with this incident for PWID Crack, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon and Simple Possession of Marijuana. Chief Scott asks that anyone with information on Brown’s whereabouts is asked to call Crimestoppers at 888-CRIME-SC.

Columbia Police Department’s Drug Suppression Team (DST) received a community tip yesterday (May 25th) concerning the selling of illegal narcotics from a residence located at 5532 Randall Avenue. As surveillance was conducted on the Randall Avenue home DST members followed Palmer and Brown to a convenience store on Fairfield Road where Brown left narcotics and a weapon concealed on a shelf in the convenience store.

Columbia Police secured the weapon and drugs, and then arrested Palmer. Brown was not in the vehicle at the time of the traffic stop and Columbia Police returned to the Randall Ave home in an attempt to locate Brown. As Officers arrived Grimes and Holloway attempted to flee out the rear of the residence when DST members placed them into custody.

Chief Scott continued to state that Columbia Police continue to investigate leads from these drug arrests and its connections to gang activity. Chief Scott encourages community involvement to build strong neighborhoods and a safe city by reporting any illegal or suspicious activity immediately by calling 911.

Seized during from the Randall Ave home were: five handguns (one of which was stolen), 30 grams of Crack, eight grams of Marijuana, eight large flat screen TVs, multiple surveillance cameras (inside/outside Randall Ave home), one military issued ballistic vest and multiple items used in the manufacturing of illegal narcotics.

If you, or someone you know, have any information regarding any crime, you are encouraged to contact Crimestoppers. You could earn a reward up to $1,000.

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