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Crime Report - Aug. 8, 2012

Man shot in leg after argument over dog

Posted: August 7, 2012 5:49 p.m.
Updated: August 8, 2012 5:00 a.m.

A Camden man was shot in the leg after he got into a physical altercation with an unknown subject in a gas station parking lot on West DeKalb Street.

According to a Camden Police Department (CPD) report, the suspect is the current boyfriend of the victim’s ex-girlfriend. After he and the victim reportedly got into an argument that led to a physical fight, the suspect retrieved a gun from a vehicle, shot the victim in the leg and fled the scene. Despite being shot, the victim then reportedly walked across the street to a Camden motel where a passerby called for assistance.

The victim told officers that he and the suspect got into an argument over custody of a dog, although the dog was not at the scene. Officers noted in their report that the woman -- the alleged ex-girlfriend -- drove the suspect to and from the gas station. They later arrested her as an accessory after the incident based on witness statements.

The CPD reported the following other incidents during the period of July 30 - Aug. 6:

A mother said she learned her son’s ex-girlfriend opened an account fraudulently in his name. The mom is the legal power of attorney to her son while he is in the military.

Someone stole a vehicle from a Camden shopping center parking lot. The victim said the vehicle was locked and there was no glass around the area he left the vehicle.

A woman was arrested for throwing a cinder block through the back window of a car in a parking lot of a Camden hotel.

Someone stole an estimated $182 worth of goods from a West DeKalb Street department store.

Someone stole an $800 concrete mixer from a construction site near Rapid Run, Camden.

Someone stole several precious metals from a cabinet at an antique shop in Camden.

A woman’s purse was stolen from her front porch on Broad Street, Camden.

Camden officers also assisted other agencies, served bench warrants and dealt with two harassments and trespassing; one assault, vandalism, and malicious injury of real property.


A Lugoff man has allegedly been threatening and terrorizing his ex-wife while living on her property.

According to a Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) report, the woman told deputies that her ex-husband took a deed out of her mail box and called to tell her that he had the deed and was going to throw her clothes outside and pour bleach on them. The woman claimed that her ex-husband put a candy bar in her gas tank and busted her TV and threw it outside. The ex-husband then allegedly threatened the woman, saying he could get a “crack-head” to bust out the windows of her car and house, flatten her tires.

He also allegedly told the woman she was “done for” and that he was going to “(expletive) her up mentally.”

The KCSO reported the following other incidents during the period of July 30 - Aug. 6:

A Bethune man, who borrowed a woman’s car, allegedly forged her signature to put the car title in his name.  The woman, also from Bethune, told deputies she let the subject borrow the car around July 17 and he has yet to return it. The woman remembered she left the title in the car, so she went to the DMV to get a duplicate, when DMV worker told her the title was no longer in her name.

Someone posing as a Lugoff man’s grandson told the man he was “broke down” in Mexico and needed $2,500. For identification purposes, the man asked the suspect to name one of his granddaughters, the grandson’s older sister. When the suspect guessed incorrectly -- three times -- the Lugoff man hung up.

A West Columbia man took a car from a Kershaw County auto sales business for a test drive and never returned. However, the driver left his driver’s license at the auto sales dealership.

Someone stole an air conditioning unit, tool set, propane tank and several other items totaling approximately $700 from a home on Quarry Road near the town of  Kershaw.

Someone broke into a truck parked on Mt. Pisgah Road near Kershaw, damaged a windshield and stole several electronic items and prescription medicines.

A man went to retrieve a vehicle he left parked under a Wateree River bridge to find all of his tires cut and hunting items missing from his tool box.

Someone found a prosthetic leg on the Camden side of the Wateree River. The leg has two serial numbers and is being held in an evidence locker.

A pregnant woman was punched in the stomach and in the face after an argument. Her relationship to her attacker is unknown.

Someone broke into a truck parked on S.C. 5 (Longtown Road) t Pine Grove Road and stole a Sony camcorder and a tripod.

Someone stole approximately $3,000 worth of lawn equipment from a church on Ridgeway Road, Lugoff.

Someone stole a GPS system and two personal checks from a vehicle on Green Pastures Road, Lugoff.

Deputies discovered two stolen motorcycles inside a U-haul after stopping a vehicle on Interstate-20.

The Department of Social Services is investigating how a 2-year-old boy contacted genital warts.

Someone stole a revolver and a gold chain and cross from a home on Longtown Road, Ridgeway.

Someone ate and run, after failing to pay a $12 bill for food he ate a Lugoff restaurant.

Someone stole a pistol, rifle, and shotgun from a home on Pathfinder Trail, Camden.

A woman was hit in the back of the head with a piece of wood after an argument.

Someone stole two $25 gift cards from a home on Hunting Inc. Road, Camden.

Someone stole a 15-inch TV from a home on Chestnut Ferry Road, Camden.

Someone stole a trailer from a carport on Love Road near Kershaw.

A gun was stolen from a home on Roberts Road near Kershaw.

Four mailboxes on Miles Road, Elgin, have been vandalized.

County deputies also assisted other agencies, served bench warrants and dealt with 11 assaults; 10 simple marijuana; nine larceny; eight vandalism; six driving under suspension and burglary; four harassment and drunkenness; three DUI, disorderly conduct and liquor law violations; two domestic violence and motor vehicle theft; and one noise disturbance, runaway, attempted break-in, false pretense, forcible fondling, theft from building, attempted larceny, speeding and forcible rape.

Incident reports are provided by the Camden Police Department and Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office and are a matter of public record under the S.C. Freedom of Information Act. If the C-I makes a mistake, it will correct it upon verification with the appropriate law enforcement agency. Readers are cautioned that other individuals may have similar or identical names as those contained in incident reports. All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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