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Crime Report - Aug. 19, 2015

Man stabbed by unknown attacker

Posted: August 18, 2015 7:52 p.m.
Updated: August 19, 2015 1:00 a.m.

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A Camden man said he was stabbed in the back by an unknown assailant Aug. 13.

According to a Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) report, the 25-year-old victim said he was walking with a friend along a dirt path between Collins Circle and Rivers Edge when he “felt a sharp poke in the back.” He said his friend ran away just before the attack, as if he knew the attacker was approaching. The victim said he fell to the ground and lost consciousness for a time, then walked home and looked at a mirror to find the 5-inch stab wound to his back.

The man said he called 911, and was taken to an emergency room for treatment.

According to the report, he was unable to provide a description of who wounded him.

The KCSO reported the following other incidents between Aug. 10 and 16:

The KCSO arrested a Columbia man in connection with an alleged stolen pistol and marijuana possession after being caught speeding on I-20. Deputies also arrested his passenger on an outstanding warrant from another county. According to a KCSO report, deputies stopped Murjani Jamala Blake, 32, of Woodcrest Drive, Columbia, for driving 85 mph in a 70 mph zone. The deputy reported smelling a strong odor of perfume and a faint odor of marijuana in the car. The deputy also reported Blake seemed nervous and was shaking. Reportedly, Blake admitted there as marijuana and two pistols in the car. One was reported stolen out of Rock Hill, according to the report. Deputies also learned Shantey Elaine Brown, 27, of Loris, a passenger in the car, had a warrant out of Horry County for forgery. Deputies arrested both and transported them to the KCDC.

The KCSO arrested an Elgin man on trafficking cocaine after serving a search warrant at his Eskie Dixon Road home on Aug. 12. According to a KCSO report, Roosevelt Qualls Jr., 67, cooperated with narcotics officers and reportedly admitted he had 9 grams of crack cocaine on the dresser in the bedroom. Officers read Qualls the search warrant and his Miranda rights before proceeding, then found a pill bottle with 19 grams of crack cocaine and $2,236 cash in the bedroom. According to the report, Qualls claimed ownership of the pills; deputies arrested him without incident and transported him to the Kershaw County Detention Center (KCDC). Qualls is on parole for a previous murder conviction and deputies informed his parole officer of his arrest.

KCSO deputies responded to a rash of vehicle break-ins in Elgin on Aug. 13. According to several separate reports, someone entered vehicles and stole various items from inside at seven homes on Smokewood Drive. According to another report, someone stole a firearm from a vehicle on Aberdeen Way, just one block over from Smokewood Drive.

Someone stole a GMC Envoy from a Bishopville Highway, Camden front yard sometime between 11 p.m. Aug. 12 and 9 a.m. Aug. 13. The victim said she had possession of the only key. The KCSO issued a BOLO (be on the lookout) for the vehicle and entered its description into the National Crime Information Center database.

The KCSO also reported 10 thefts, seven cases of criminal domestic violence, five vandalisms, four reports each for burglary, possession of marijuana, driving under the influence, assault and malicious injury to personal property, three cases each of driving under suspension, trespassing and harassment, two incidents of trespassing, breach of peace, open container and threats and one report each for breach of trust, failure to stop for blue lights a counterfeit $20 bill and unlawful carrying of a weapon.


The Camden Police Department (CPD) investigated a complaint of assault by intimidation Aug. 12.

According to a CPD report, a 52-year-old Camden man went to the police department and said he had been driving in east Camden when another motorist tried to force him off the road and yelled at him, trying to make him pull over. The alleged perpetrator also arrived at the police station and said he was trying to serve court papers to the “victim,” but denied he tried to run the man off the road. The suspect said he merely wanted the victim to stop to receive the papers from the Sumter County family court. According to the report, the complainant left and returned later with his wife, who witnessed the earlier incident.

According to another CPD report, a KCDC detainee now faces an additional charge of malicious injury to personal property after allegedly damaging a fire sprinkler head. The vandalism resulted in the fire department being dispatched to the facility Aug. 12. The CPD report identified Swan Nicoyis Jackson, 20, of Brewer Springs Road, Camden, as the detainee in question. Online KCDC records show Jackson was in jail after being arrested July 20 on charges of unlawfully carrying a pistol, possession of narcotics and a probation violation.

The CPD also reported one incident each of a forged prescription, possession of marijuana, vandalism, driving under suspension. Identity theft and telephone harassment.

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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