We stopped by the Festival Center for a meal break the other day and watched with great glee as officers with the North Charleston Police Department practically dismantled a vehicle in the parking lot. They were t-h-o-r-o-u-g-h. Then we saw a story on Channel 5's website.
This story by Ray Rivera of WCSC is a soup sandwich and an example of shitty reporting, but we were able to put together the fact that a fellow who is supposedly name Jaswant Tanier Haskell was arrested for drugs and a gun after a dispute about a car rental. It seems someone idiot 'rented' Haskell their vehicle. When they followed him to Festival Center at 5101 Ashley Phosphate Road and tried to get it back, Haskell threatened him. The vehicle owner called police and Haskell fled into the "Upscale Barber Shop". A search of the bathroom in the barber shop yielded the keys to the vehicle and an additional ID for Haskell. Most folks don't know it's a criminal offense to have two driver's licenses. A search of the vehicle, last occupied by Haskell, turned up a firearm, crack cocaine, powder cocaine and marijuana.
You won't find these car rentals at a kiosk or at the airport. Police officers refer to these exchanges as 'crack rentals'. The vehicle owner needs some rocks and agrees to turn over his vehicle for the drug dealer to use. The dealer usually doesn't return it and the crackhead reports the vehicle stolen. Too bad Ray Rivera didn't give us the crackhead's name so we could investigate him.
We checked out Jaswant Haskell in the Charleston County database and found him under the name Jaswatt Taneal Haskell. In 2011 he was living at 3336 Plantation Court, apartment 6, in the Pepperhill subdivision. He was arrested in 2010 for Failure to Stop for Blue Lights. He was sentenced to sixty days in jail for the offense by Judge Thomas Hughston.
We found him in the Berkeley County database under the name Jaswant T. Haskell. He was arrested in 2008 for two counts of Failure to Stop for Blue Lights. The 9th Circuit Solicitor dismissed the charges.
His new charges are not up on the Dorchester County database yet, but they don't publish bond information anyway.