Kershaw County authorities raided an Elgin home Thursday morning and took a man described as a career criminal into custody.
James Clerf Javins, 41, faces several drug possession and distribution charges after deputies allegedly found “nearly two ounces of crack cocaine, 8 grams of cocaine, 4 ounces of pot and 20 oxycontin pills,” Sheriff Jim Matthews said in a news release.
Javins’ wife was in the house at the time but was not arrested after her husband claimed ownership of the drugs, Matthws said.
Javins has a long history of arrests, many for violent offenses including criminal sexual conduct with a minor, assault and battery with intent to kill, resisting arrest, animal fighting, and kidnapping, Matthews said.
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In announcing the arrest, Matthews said “Javins is now facing serious prison time. It remains to be seen if he get it.”
Javins was being held at the Kershaw County Detention Center Thursday afternoon.