Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office investigators were able to identify a Hilton Head Island man as the subject responsible for reportedly discharging a handgun in the area of Reilley’s Plaza around 11:45 p.m. on July 5.
Tuesday morning, July 12, facts of the investigation were presented to a Hilton Head Island Municipal Court Judge and a Beaufort County Magistrate, and warrants were issued for 24-year-old Davion Sanford’s arrest for Discharge of Firearms within Town Limits, Unlawful Carrying of a Pistol and Possession of a Firearm on Premises where Alcohol is Sold. Investigators located Sanford Tuesday afternoon at his place of employment on Marshland Road and arrested him for the three warrants. He will be transported to the Beaufort County Detention Center and incarcerated following his interview by investigators.
Investigators are looking into a possible connection between Sanford and Christopher Mullen, who was arrested for the shots fired incident outside of Street Meat off of Mathews Drive that occurred the same night. In addition, Davion Sanford is considered the person of interest in the shots fired incident at Coligny Plaza reported to have occurred approximately 45 minutes after the Reilley’s Plaza incident which is still under investigation.
Anyone with information on the July 5 Reilley’s Plaza and Street Meat shots fired incidents or the July 6 Coligny Plaza incident is encouraged to contact Corporal Ryan Chin at 843-255-3209 or CrimeStoppers 1-888-CrimeSC if wishing to remain anonymous and for possible reward.