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A Bowman man is facing multiple felony charges after an Orangeburg Department of Public Safety officer spotted him driving a vehicle he allegedly failed to return.

Delmar Delonta Mitchell, 32, of 1077 Cinnebar Road, is facing the following charges: trafficking in cocaine, breach of trust with fraudulent intent valued over $1,000 or more, third-offense driving under suspension, giving false information to law enforcement and simple possession of marijuana.

An officer patrolling Magnolia Street at 3:15 a.m. Tuesday noticed a red Dodge Journey with a temporary tag passing by.

The vehicle matched one that Mitchell allegedly borrowed but refused to return.

An officer followed the vehicle until it pulled into a yard on Medford Street.

There, the driver exited the vehicle and an officer asked him for his name and date of birth. The incident report states that Mitchell told an officer his name was “Kevin” and then provided a date of birth with a birth year that was one year different than his actual year of birth.

The officer said Mitchell appeared to have purposefully given inaccurate information and then arrested him for providing false information to law enforcement.

While in handcuffs, Mitchell allegedly admitted to having marijuana in his right front pocket.

The officer then searched the vehicle and allegedly discovered a gray book bag which contained clothes and nine clear plastic baggies containing a white powdery substance.

Each baggie weighed between 4.5 to 8.5 grams, for a total of 71 grams, the report said.

Mitchell appeared before Orangeburg Municipal Judge Virgin Johnson who set his bond total at $175,000 cash or surety.

Mitchell remains at the Orangeburg County Detention Center.

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Martha Rose Brown covers crime and other topics. The South Carolina native has been a journalist for the past 16 years.

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