Officers arrest one of the county's 'most wanted'

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Officers arrest one of the county's 'most wanted'

By BRANDON HONIG<br>bhonig@beaufortgazette.com<br>843-986-5532
Published Tuesday, September 4, 2007 in The Island Packet  |  315 Words  |  /IslandPacket/news/local

BEAUFORT -- A 19-year-old Burton man was arrested Monday and charged with sexually assaulting an 18-year-old woman in front of her two children last month.'
Octavius Demetrius Moultrie of Poppy Hill Road was arrested Monday morning by the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office and charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, according to the Beaufort County Detention Center Web site. '
No bond was set for Moultrie as of Monday night, according to the site.'
Prior to his arrest, Moultrie had been listed among Beaufort County's "most wanted" by the Sheriff's Office.'
Sheriff's Office Capt. Marvin Morrison said deputies responded to an anonymous tip Monday morning and arrested Moultrie without incident at about 10:30 a.m. at a home off of Meander Lane in Grays Hill.'
Police say Moultrie attacked a Varnville woman Aug. 23 after she agreed to drive him home from a friend's house she was visiting in Grays Hill.'
Moultrie directed her to Poppy Hill Road and then Simmons Family Road where he told her to stop the SUV she was driving, according to authorities. Police say he then snatched the keys from the ignition, got out of the SUV, went around to the driver's side, dragged her out by her hair '
and forced her to the rear of the vehicle when he pulled a knife on the woman and sexually assaulted her several times.'
The woman told police her two children were in the back seat of the SUV during the assault. One of the children walked around the back of the SUV and saw the assault, police said.'
Moultrie yelled at the child to get back in the vehicle, and the child did, police said, adding that neither child suffered physical injuries.