Defendant pleads guilty in case of couple accused of sex in Home Depot shed

North Charleston police charged Emily Craig, 20, of North Charleston and Shaun Bowden, 31, of Ladson after they were caught having sex in a shed at Home Depot, an incident report states. (provided)

One of the two people accused of having sex in the shed of a North Charleston Home Depot pleaded guilty last week. The other never showed up to a hearing and a bench warrant is out for his arrest, according to court records.

Emily Craig, 20, of Spoleto Lane in North Charleston, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and filing a false report on Sept. 19 in North Charleston Municipal Court. She was sentenced to 22 days in jail, but was given credit for the 22 days she served, according to court officials.

Shaun Bowden, 31, of Ladson, didn’t show up for his Sept. 19 hearing and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest, according to court records.

Once he’s arrested, he’ll have to serve 30 days in jail, according to court officials.

The pair was arrested after officers were called to the Home Depot on Northwoods Boulevard about 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 28 after people at the store reported seeing a man and woman walk into a display shed, close the door behind them.

The couple was still inside the shed when officers arrived, the report states.

The woman appeared disheveled and partially clothed, police said. Her dress was untied at the top and hanging around her waist, according to the report.

The shirtless man who was with her was caught with his pants down at his knees and his genitals exposed, police said.

Police questioned the couple and determined that they were having sex in the shed.

Police said the name and birthday that Craig gave to officers didn’t match the identification found in her purse.

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