Arrested and charged two in burglary and assault incident

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office say two Walterboro residents have been arrested and charged with alleged burglary in the first degree, assault/assault and battery by mob in the third degree.

Deputies say that on Tuesday, February 13 Jalasia Barnett, 17, and Samera Lachae Wright, 18 are believed to have entered a residence on Belmont Drive in Walterboro to assault a juvenile.

Barnett and Wright were arrested and charged on Wednesday, February 14.

An affidavit shows that Barnett and Wright were involved in a fight with the victim’s juvenile daughter.

The sheriff’s office says the case is still being investigated and further arrests and charges will be pending.

Barnett and Wright are being held at the Colleton County Detention Center.

Officials say bond was set by the bond judge at $10,000 concurrent cash surety for Wright and $10,000 cash surety concurrent for Barnett.

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