Devin Thomas Pafford (27) of Beaufort, SC was arrested in connection to the St Patrick’s Day (3/17/2022) vehicle chase that ended at Springdale Drive and West Dekalb Street. The chase was initiated when Pafford was confronted by law enforcement officers during an undercover operation. Pafford allegedly arrived at a predetermined location in Kershaw County with the intent to engage in sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old female.
Pafford is currently at the Kershaw County Detention Center charged with attempted criminal sexual conduct with a minor (second degree), criminal solicitation of a minor, and failure to stop for a blue light.
NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) is involved in this investigation due to Pafford’s current status as an active-duty Sergeant (E5) with the US Marine Corps.