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Crime Report - Sept. 2, 2015

Lugoff man severely injured in home invasion

Posted: September 1, 2015 4:28 p.m.
Updated: September 2, 2015 1:00 a.m.

A man injured in a home invasion on Salt Pond Road in Lugoff near Ridgeway spent several days unable to move before being discovered by a neighbor.

According to an Aug. 23 Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) report, the home invasion took place Aug. 19. A deputy responded to a hospital emergency room to speak with the victim, who reported he was beaten by two Hispanic men who entered the home uninvited. The man said he struck one of his attackers with a pistol and he stopped the assault, but the other suspect hit him with a hammer until he passed out. The victim said the men took two handguns from the home.

The man said he was unable to move for several days after the attack until a family member asked a neighbor to check on him.

The KCSO reported the following other incidents during the period of Aug. 22-30:

A Camden said a male suspect pointed a gun at him in Lee County and said shots were fired when he and the suspect crossed into Kershaw County. The victim reported the incident to the KCSO and Lee County Sheriff’s Office, saying he was at a gas station in Lee County when the suspect cocked a pistol and pointed it at him. The victim said he left the store and the suspect followed him into Kershaw County where he heard six shots, but admitted he didn’t know if they were aimed at him.

Someone stole a riding lawn mower and trailer from a Friendship Road residence Friday. According to a KCSO report, the victim’s adult son said a neighbor used the mower the previous day and parked it under a shed, chained to a wood pile. A deputy found the chain cut.

Someone stole a four-wheeler, two air compressors and a bicycle Aug. 26 from a Chestnut Street residence in Bethune. According to a report, a resident said a lock had been cut off a shed door and discovered the items missing.

The KCSO also reported an unusually high number of larceny cases, with 18 thefts and 15 burglaries. Other incident reports included six arrests for driving under the influence, six assaults, four cases of criminal domestic violence, four arrests for driving under suspension, three reports of harassment, two incidents each of breach of peace, public disorderly conduct, vandalism, shoplifting amd malicious injury to personal property and one case each of making threats, driving without a license, possession of marijuana, breach of trust, open container, trespassing, credit card fraud and failure to stop for blue lights.

The Camden Police department reported three cases of shoplifting and one report each for drunkenness, theft, open container, assault, burglary, criminal domestic violence, resisting arrest and trespassing.

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