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Crime Report - Dec. 15, 2015

Lugoff man kicks, threatens deputy during arrest

Posted: December 14, 2015 5:52 p.m.
Updated: December 15, 2015 1:00 a.m.

A 50-year-old Lugoff man is being held on $9,000 bond for allegedly assaulting a Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) deputy while resisting arrest Dec. 9.

According to a KCSO report, dispatchers sent the deputy to a Grey Fox Road, Lugoff address in reference to an assault. When the deputy arrived, he spoke with the alleged victim, a 48-year-old Columbia woman who said the man struck her and pushed her to the ground during an argument. She then ran outside and called law enforcement.

When the deputy spoke to the man, he determined the man was intoxicated. When he asked the man what happened, the subject claimed -- using foul language -- nothing happened and to get out of his home. He then threatened to “beat” the deputy and tried to swing at him with a closed fist. The deputy managed to take the man to the ground and told him he was under arrest. While on the ground, the man kicked the deputy multiple times and continued to fight with the deputy as he was taken to a patrol car. He fell while trying to kick the deputy again and EMS was called to treat a laceration to the head the man suffered from falling.

While en route to the Kershaw County Detention Center -- and while in the presence of another deputy -- swore multiple times he would “put several bullets in” the arresting deputy. He continued by saying he would come to the deputy’s “residence … and kill him and everyone (who) resides with him.” Even while being removed from the patrol car at the jail, the man kicked the patrol car door, striking the deputy.

The pending charges against the man include resisting arrest and third-degree assault and battery. He may be charged with threatening the life of a public official.

The KCSO reported the following other recent incidents:

KCSO deputies located a 50-year-old Hartsville man who walked away from the scene of an overturned vehicle on Old Stagecoach Road on Saturday. Witnesses said they helped the man out of the car, but he then took off into some nearby woods. The S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) assisted, as did the KCSO tracking team. They initially did not find him but he was then located walking along the side of the road a few miles past the accident site. Deputies turned him over to the SCHP, which charged the man with driving too fast for conditions, driving under suspension and failing to report the accident.

On the night of Dec. 10, deputies responded to a U.S. 1 South motel in Lugoff where a man allegedly barged into his ex-girlfriend’s room, pushed her to the floor, shoved her onto a bed while demanding he give her money. He then allegedly punched her in the eye and took $11 the woman had earned while working at a restaurant that day.

Sometime between Nov. 23 and Dec. 8, someone stole an 8-foot by 16-foot enclosed utility trailer along with its contents, including a zero-turn lawn mower, self-propelled push mower, chainsaw, miscellaneous yard tools and a chain lock. The victim estimated the total value of the trailer and stolen items at more than $18,000.

A Lugoff man called deputies to Standard Warehouse Road on Dec. 7 after finding a safe on the shoulder of the road. Deputies arriving on the scene found a small fireproof safe which appeared to have been forced open from the top. Deputies found nothing inside and it appeared it had been there for several days.

Someone broke into a Cash Drive, Camden home and stole a pocket watch and two rings. The burglars did not touch any guns in the home and did not take more expensive jewelry. They also apparently went through a safe but did not take anything out of it.

An east Camden man claimed he was riding his bike on Ehrenclou Drive outside the city of Camden limits on Dec. 5 when a green Ford Explorer came up behind him close enough to make him fall off his bike.

Someone dumped around 300 pounds of household trash in the driveway of a Roberts Drive, Elgin home. Papers mixed in with the debris pointed back to an address in a different part of Elgin.

Either late Dec. 7 or early Dec. 8, someone entered a Smyrna Road, Elgin residence and stole a .380 caliber pistol, camera, $20 cash and a bottle of unopened perfume.

Someone broke into a Pine Grove Road, Lugoff on home on Dec. 7 by forcing open a side door. Nothing appeared to be missing, according to the victims.

Sometime before Dec. 12, someone managed to enter a Whiting Way, Lugoff home and stole a video game console, and four games.

Sometime on Dec. 11, someone broke into two sheds at a Goodwin-Jenkins Lane, Camden residence and stole a portable battery.

Someone entered an unlocked shed on Dec. 11 at a Persimmon Drive, Cassatt residence and stole two chainsaws.

Sometime during the night of Dec. 6, someone egged a Kimpton Drive, Elgin home and four cars parked at the residence.

County deputies also dealt with nine larcenies; eight assaults; four cases each involving domestic violence and narcotics; three cases each of breach of peace, simple possession of marijuana (including one at a Christmas parade) and vandalism or malicious injury to property; two cases each of alleged criminal sexual conduct, forgery, harassment, public disorderly conduct and speeding; and one case involving ATM/credit card fraud, auto break-in, breach of trust, burglary, child custody, death, disregarding a stop sign, DUI, identity theft, runaway, shoplifting, threats, trespassing and a welfare check.

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According to a Camden Police Department (CPD) report originally filed in late October and released by the CPD on Monday, a male high school student may face criminal charges in addition to school district disciplinary action after allegedly coming on campus with a lighter resembling a small gun and using it to threaten another student.

According to a Camden Police Department (CPD) report the assistant principal received a call from a teacher saying they had been advised by a student another student possibly had a weapon. Administrators brought the student to the assistant principal’s office where, during a search of his belongings, he reportedly kept trying to hide something in one of his pockets. He finally admitted to having the gun-appearing lighter, claimed he found it in a bathroom and meant to turn it in but never did.

Administrators then spoke to another student who claimed the disciplined student threatened him with the lighter by pointing it at his chest while stating, “Give me your G-d damn money.” At first, the threatened student thought it was a real gun, but then realized it was not. He said the disciplined student did not take anything from him and put the lighter back in his pocket.

In a separate report, from mid-September, a 15-year-old male student was disciplined and possibly faced criminal charges after allegedly threatening a 17-year-old female student with a box cutter.

The CPD reported the following other recent incidents:

A 17-year-old female employee of an East DeKalb Street drive-through restaurant said a 40-year-old man allegedly said and did things which alarmed her enough to get out a stun device and said she would use it if he didn’t leave her alone. At one point, the customer allegedly tried to open his car door to get out and the girl said she closed it in order to retreat to the safety of the restaurant’s interior. A responding officer learned the man had allegedly harassed the same employee a week earlier. The officer made contact with the man by phone who claimed he was only trying to talk to the girl. Afterward, the man reportedly called the restaurant on three occasions, speaking to the girl and another employee allegedly using obscene, vulgar and insulting language.

Sometime before 7 a.m. Dec. 7, someone broke into a set of 13 storage containers at a West DeKalb Street department store. They did so by cutting off the containers’ locks, two of which an officer recovered. Store management was set to perform an inventory to see what may have been stolen at the time the report was written.

A local fast food restaurant is accusing a night manager of replacing $300 cash from a register with counterfeit bills.

Camden officers also dealt with five cases each of public disorderly conduct and trespassing cases; four shoplifting cases; two cases each of assault, ATM/credit card fraud and larceny; and one case each of domestic violence, identity theft and malicious injury to personal property.

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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