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Crime Report - Nov. 6, 2013

Woman claims she was abducted, raped

Posted: November 5, 2013 6:03 p.m.
Updated: November 6, 2013 5:00 a.m.

A Lugoff woman told Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) deputies she was abducted from her home and raped.

According to a KCSO report, the woman said a man knocked on her door the morning of Monday, Oct. 28 and forcibly pushed his way in. The man allegedly blindfolded the woman and asked “Where the (expletive) at?” and started digging through her belongings.

The woman said she could tell that there was another man in the residence. The woman said she was then put in the back of a car and handcuffed. One of the men allegedly pointed what felt like a gun on the back of her hands and threatened her. After an undeterminable amount of time, one of the men reportedly told the other to go to “the spot.” The woman said the suspect eventually parked the car and that she was placed in her own vehicle.

The woman said she was driven around for a long period of time before being taken to a home. The two men allegedly handcuffed her to a chair, still blindfolded. The woman claimed she was left there through Tuesday. She also said, however, that she was fed and allowed to make three calls.

After allegedly being sexually assaulted, the two men allegedly put her back into her own vehicle and drove her around for some time. The victim said when they stopped the vehicle, they told her to count to 30 and then she could take off her blindfold. She said when she took off her blindfold, she found herself in a back alley between two Columbia apartment buildings. She said she then drove herself to a gas station and then the emergency room.

The KCSO reported the following other incidents during the period of Oct. 28 - Nov. 3:

A man reportedly pulled up to a home he was renting to his grandson to find a man loading things from the home into the vehicle. The two subjects took more than $3,000 worth of home goods.

Deputies arrested a 21-year-old man after he allegedly stabbed a man in the head with a pair of scissors during an argument involvement other subjects over a basketball.

Someone stole more than $800 in jewelry and electronics from a home on Thornton Drive, Elgin.

An Elgin baby born at the end of October tested positive for cocaine.

County deputies also assisted other agencies, served bench warrants and dealt with seven simple assaults and vandalisms; six public disorderly conducts; five harassments and DUIs; three narcotics violations, larcenies and cases of credit card/teller machine fraud; two intimidations, runaways, shopliftings, incorrigibles, burglaries, criminal domestic violence cases and trespassings; and one hindering police/obstruction, breach of peace, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of cocaine, motor vehicle theft, bad checks, simple possession of marijuana and a death.

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Three students are accused of stealing eight iPads, worth $4,800, from the Kershaw County School District Continuous Learning Center (CLS).

According to a Camden Police Department (CPD) report, a school custodian went to clean the room where the iPads are kept and noticed that a cabinet was open. He also noticed that a window was open and the screen was up against the wall. The incident report noted that the windows are not used regularly.

In the report, officers said they recovered six fingerprints and determined the suspects are three students ages 12-, 13- and 15-years-old. One of the students was a CLC student, according to the report. All three were petitioned to family court.

The CPD reported the following other incidents during the period of Oct. 28 - Nov. 3:

A woman told officers her abusive boyfriend tried to hit her with a hammer. The woman said she unsuccessfully tried to take possession of the hammer. The man then allegedly tried to choke her, while saying he was going to kill her. The woman said she broke free, grabbed the hammer and threw it into a wooded area near their home. The man allegedly broke her arm on a previous occasion. Officers arrested the man at the scene.

An unknown suspect reportedly robbed a pair of 16-year-olds while they were waiting for a shipment on Springdale Drive. The teens said they were sleeping in chairs when the suspect hit one of them on the head several times. The man then took their cell phones and an iPad. An ambulance transported the injured teen to KershawHealth for treatment.

A Camden man allegedly punched a woman in the face after he asked to borrow her jacket. The woman let the man borrow the jacket, but he allegedly snatched it out of her hands. The woman said she told the man he shouldn’t be snatching her belongings, which is when, she said, he punched her in the face.

A man got away from CPD after he was caught rummaging around in an Ancrum Road, Camden garage. The homeowner called police after she heard someone moving around in her garage.

A 17-year-old and a 16-year-old were arrested for being in possession of and selling marijuana on a school campus. 

Camden officers also assisted other agencies, served bench warrants and dealt with three shopliftings; two burglaries, public disorderly conduct, trespassings and DUI; and one case each of breach of trust, third-degree assault, theft from building, communicating threats, runaway, CDV, counterfeiting/forgery, disturbing school, malicious injury real property and larceny.

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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