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Crime Report - July 23, 2014

Man shot, taken to local ER

Posted: July 22, 2014 7:29 p.m.
Updated: July 23, 2014 5:00 a.m.

A Camden Police Department (CPD) officer answered a call to KershawHealth on Saturday in response to a patient with a bullet wound.

A CPD report said a hospital staff member called police when the 27-year-old man was brought to the emergency room and said he had been shot in an area of town called “the tracks.” The officer spoke to a woman who brought the man to the hospital.

She said went to an apartment complex to see a friend and the man rode up on a bicycle and screamed that he had been shot. She said she placed a towel in her back seat for the victim to lie on and drove to the emergency department.

The officer then spoke to the victim, who said he was riding his bike on Chesnut Street when he was approached by a man who asked for marijuana. The victim said he told the suspect he didn’t have marijuana and rode away, only to hear four gunshots. One bullet struck him in the buttocks, but he was able to ride to his residence and got the ride to the hospital with the woman.

The victim described his attacker as a mid-30s medium-skinned African-American man with a beard, around 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing around 165 pounds, wearing a black shirt and red shorts. Investigators went to the shooting scene and found six .380-caliber shell casings on the ground and a bullet fragment in a telephone pole, the report said.

The CPD also reported five shoplifting cases, four thefts, four assaults, four open container violations, three report each of malicious injury to personal property and driving under suspension, two cases of counterfeit bills and two arrests for driving without a license and two for driving under the influence and one report each for burglary, drug possession, drunkenness, trespassing, hit and run without injury and criminal domestic violence.


Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) deputies arrested an Elgin man on assault charges July 14 after a short vehicle chase.

A KCSO report said the 55-year-old suspect allegedly assaulted a woman, punching, kicking and biting her. The report said deputies saw injuries to the woman’s eye and nose. The suspect fled when deputies arrived but was quickly apprehended, the report said. In addition to assault, he was charged with driving under suspension and failure to stop for blue lights.

The KCSO reported the following other incidents during the period of July 14-20:

Deputies are looking for a man and woman who stole items from a 67-year-old Elgin man on July 15. The man told deputies the couple came to his house asking questions about the neighborhood and landscaping. The victim said he agreed to let the female suspect use his bathroom. While talking to the male suspect, the woman disappeared into the house. He said he realized two days later that his wallet containing cash, ID, credit cards and concealed weapons permit had been taken from a kitchen counter.

The manager of a Lugoff business told deputies July 16 they had evidence a female employee stole money from the business at the end of each shift she worked -- five shifts a week for two to three months. The manager told deputies he wanted to make a report, but would contact the company’s corporate officer before proceeding to prosecute the woman.

Deputies investigated a report of shots fired on Bunker Hill Road on July 17. A KCSO report said witnesses identified a 34-year-old man, saying he fired a handgun several times from the back of a pickup truck. Deputies found five 9mm shell casings the road. No one was injured.

The KCSO also reported 12 thefts, nine arrests for driving under the influence, six assaults, five vandalisms, five arrests for public disorderly conduct, five arrests for possession of marijuana, four burglaries, three cases of criminal domestic violence, two reports of harassment and one report each for stalking, counterfeit bill, driving under suspension, shoplifting, driving without a license and communicating threats.

  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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