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Crime Report - Dec. 1, 2017

Woman arrested for domestic violence

Posted: November 30, 2017 4:17 p.m.
Updated: December 1, 2017 1:00 a.m.

Camden Police Department (CPD)

Camden police officers arrested a 33-year-old woman after responding to twice to the same Gates Street residence on domestic violence calls.

According to the first CPD report, officers first responded to the home around 10:30 a.m. Sunday to a possible fight in progress. While en route, dispatchers advised officers that someone may have been pushed through a window. When they arrived, an officer spoke to the woman who said that she and her 38-year-old boyfriend had been arguing. The officers noticed the house’s front window broken out, with pieces of glass on the porch and some still leaning out of the window. The woman said she fell and hit the window during the argument.

The officer then went to check on the man and called out to him several times, but received no response. Officers went inside and found him in the bedroom where they placed him in handcuffs until they could determine what happened. Neither the woman nor man said they had been injured. The woman claimed said that she did think her boyfriend was going to grab her, so she tried to step around a table and tripped, causing her to hit the window. She said she believed her boyfriend actually tried to stop her from falling into the window.

Officers left a short time later, only to be called back to the home around 3:30 p.m. in reference to a possible stabbing incident. According to a second report, an officer found the man sitting on the stoop sitting in a pool of blood and noticed that the man’s shirt and pants were soiled in blood. The man said he was OK, and the officer lifted the back of the man’s shirt to find a medium-sized laceration in the center of his back. The officer used another piece of the man’s clothes to apply pressure to the wound.

When asked what happened, the man said he and his girlfriend had argued again in an empty field at the corner of Broad and King streets. He said he began walking away in a westerly direction when his girlfriend attacked him from the rear. He went on to say they began fighting and grabbing when another. At one point during the fight, he said, their arms locked together and he suddenly felt a very sharp pain in his back. He said he then began running southeast back toward the Gates Street home and, when he arrived, realized he was bleeding. He thought his girlfriend had run west on King Street.

Emergency Management Services arrived, treated the man and transported him to KershawHealth.

While officers processed the scene, a man approached them and said the victim’s girlfriend was in a house next door. After gaining approval from the owners of the adjacent home, the officers began walking up the steps only to have the victim’s girlfriend exit. Officers described her in the report as “very distraught” with blood on her pants, a cut on her finger and scrapes on her neck and elbow. She claimed that while a King Street residence, her boyfriend showed up and began to hit the door yelling for her to come outside and go home. She said she refused because he was intoxicated.

She said her boyfriend then began to hit her in the neck and face, and put his arms around her neck, choking her. She also said her boyfriend threatened to kill her, which is when she pulled out a pocket knife and stabbed him in the back.

Officers then arrested the woman and served her with a warrant Monday at the Kershaw County Detention Center for domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature. The jail’s website did not have the woman listed as being detained and the clerk of court’s website did not list the domestic charge against her.

The CPD also reported the following recent incidents:

The CPD arrested a 26-year-old Florence man on multiple charges after a patrol officer noticed a white 2005 Ford Taurus driving north on Broad Street a little after 9 p.m. Nov. 20 with a headlight out. The driver failed to stop for blue lights, but drove slowly with the officer following them until reaching the Medtronics mill by way of East DeKalb, Mill and Haile streets, Park Circle and East Hampton Street. Officers approached the vehicle and ordered the driver out, who appeared to be intoxicated and refused to comply. The passenger, a 24-year-old female passenger, also from Florence, also reportedly refused to comply with officers’ commands. The driver finally complied, but became argumentative and failed to follow further instructions. Things got to a point where officers could only place him in handcuffs after one of them deployed their Taser. Once officers had both the man and woman secured, they searched the vehicle and found a small child in a seat restraint in the back seat. In a bag behind the driver’s seat, they also found a smashed down beer can that was still cold with liquid inside. They also found an unopened liquor bottle. Officers learned the man’s driver’s license was suspended, that he had three previous driving under suspension convictions and one previous DUI. After they had him checked out at the hospital for any ill effects from being the Taser, an officer administered a sobriety test, after which the CPD charged him with the following: DUI (second offense), driving under suspension (fourth offense), child endangerment, failing to stop for blue lights, resisting municipal officer and open container, and issued him a warning for the defective passenger side headlight. Officers charged the woman with resisting/interfering with a municipal officer. The car and baby were turned over to a family member.

A white male, thought to be between 60 and 70 years of age, allegedly entered the new Starbucks at Springdale Plaza on Nov. 22 and began making comments and asking questions of an inappropriate nature. He allegedly asked one female employee if she would like to take him into the bathroom and asked another female employee if she would go outside to have sexual intercourse. He then allegedly approached the first employee again and grabbed her on the buttocks. He left the store when she yelled at him. The first employee said she learned from other stuff that Firehouse Subs had to run the same man off for the same reasons.

A 62-year-old man claims that another man, age 65, to whom he owes a $140 debt, rode up on a motorcycle on East DeKalb Street and began assaulting him. The victim said the man forced him behind a building and continued to assault him while demanding repayment of the debt, at one point allegedly chocking him. The victim said that, fearful for his safety, he turned over approximately $40 to his attacker who then left the scene.

After Walmart asset protection agents took a 15-year-old boy into custody for trying to shoplift to iPhone 6s on Nov. 23, the boy’s 40-year-old uncle, from Winnsboro, allegedly came into the store’s security office and assaulted one of the agents by shoving her. The man his nephew then left in a white work truck.

Someone broke into a detached garage on the 1600 block of Campbell Street on Nov. 20 and stole a push mower valued at $200. Someone also forced their way into the detached garage at Nelson-Haile Funeral Home on the 900 block of Church Street, but did not appear to have taken anything.

An argument between two women on Haile Street on Nov. 22, during which one of them presented a razor, lead Camden police to discover that a man with one of the women was wanted on an unspecified charge by the Lake County, Fla., Sheriff’s Office.

A runaway call turned out to be a case of a 15-year-old girl who left home without permission for an hour to meet the 20-year-old man she claims to be dating in the KershawHealth parking lot on Nov. 24.

Someone vandalized a bus belonging to Southern Stars Academy by using a drill bit to make the gas tank leak. An employee discovered this when they went to fill the bus up on Nov. 20.

Camden officers also dealt with recent incidents involving attempted theft from a motor vehicle, counterfeiting/forgery, DUI, larceny, marijuana possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, public disorderly conduct, shoplifting, theft from a building, third-degree assault, trespassing and vandalism.

Elgin Police Department (EPD)

The EPD had not provided reports for this week by deadline Thursday.

Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO)

County deputies dealt with recent incidents involving DUI; driving under suspension; habitual traffic offender; marijuana possession; methamphetamine possession; possession with intent to distribute marijuana; open container; petit larceny; public disorderly conduct; trespassing; and unlawful storage or possession of a machine gun, sawed off-shotgun or rifle.

(Incident reports are provided by the Camden and Elgin police departments 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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