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Law Enforcement Report - Oct. 12, 2011

72-year-old man runs 24-year-old wife off road

Posted: October 11, 2011 4:12 p.m.
Updated: October 12, 2011 5:00 a.m.

Deputies arrested a 72-year-old man Saturday night after he allegedly ran his 24-year-old wife off the road near White Pond and Jeffers roads outside Elgin.

Deputies arriving on the scene found the wife’s red car in a ditch and the husband’s black pickup truck in the road. The young woman said she and her husband got into an argument about where she had been earlier in the evening. She said he followed her from an Elgin grocery store as she went down White Pond Road toward I-20, went around her and spun in the road, causing her to wreck. She claimed he was trying to kill her.

The older man said his wife and left and didn’t return for some time and that he went out to look for her and found her in Elgin. He said all he wanted to do was talk to her, but that she wouldn’t stop. He admitted to pulling around in front of her, but denied he was trying to kill her. Deputies arrested the man and held him pending a warrant for criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature.

According to online public court records, deputies charged the man with criminal domestic violence in August. That case is still pending in summary court.

The KCSO reported the following other incidents during the period of Oct. 3-9:

The KCSO would like your help in figuring out who busted out the front door glass to Hawthorne Pharmacy on U.S. 1 South in Lugoff. Deputies responding to an alarm call found a piece of cinder block that had been thrown through the door. Deputies also found three boxes of Fantanyl -- a narcotic analgesic -- outside the front door. Management said it was unclear how many boxes of the drug the suspect got away with. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

Deputies arrested a 35-year-old Rembert man after a deputy observed what appeared to be an incident of drunk driving around 2:30 a.m. Sunday on U.S. 1 North at S.C. 34 just outside the city of Camden. The deputy chased the blue Chevy Cavalier along Lakeshore Drive, Pitts Street and York Street before heading out S.C. 34 toward Lee  and continuing on Brewer Spring, Tremble Branch and Springhill roads at speeds of between 75 and 110 mph, almost colliding with another vehicle at one point. On Jamestown Road, the driver turned off all of its lights and the deputy was advised to disengage. Lee and Kershaw County deputies found the man at his nearby home and  transported him to the Kershaw County Detention Center where he was charged with driving under suspension and failure to stop for blue lights and held pending other possible charges.

Deputies charged a 32-year-old Elgin man with resisting arrest and public disorderly conduct following an incident at the intersection of Sessions Road and Old Farm Circle near Elgin where people reported he was stumbling into traffic. Deputies found him in possession of a 750ml bottle of liquor. He reportedly pulled away while being handcuffed and became very belligerent in a patrol car, slamming his head into the patrol car’s cage and windows several times both at the scene and on route to the county jail.

Deputies are looking for a 27-year-old Camden man who fled after being spotted leaving a known drug house on Springvale Drive near Ridgeway. A deputy conducting surveillance there saw the man leave on a red four-wheeler around 2:45 p.m. Saturday. Deputies noted there were already three warrants out for the man’s arrest. The suspect fled down a long driveway and wrecked the four-wheeler, then on foot and was unable to be located. Deputies determined the four-wheeler had been stolen from Alabama. A search of the vehicle turned up a clear plastic bag containing powder cocaine. Deputies indicated they will file two warrants against the man for possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of a stolen vehicle.

Deputies arrested a 29-year-old Camden man following reports of a fight at Wylie and B streets. Deputies saw a dark-colored Mercury four-door run a stop sign off B Street onto Chestnut Street at a high rate of speed and followed, activating blue lights. A chase ensued along Gordon, 18th, Campbell, Pine and Kennedy streets. The driver turned off the Mercury’s headlights, came to a stop and a passenger jumped from the vehicle and ran. The driver did not run and was placed under arrest for failing to stop for blue lights and DUI.

KCSO deputies and DSS placed a juvenile boy in a family member’s care after his father allegedly beat him with a belt, striking him in the head as well as all over his body. Deputies reported finding bruise marks on the boy’s back, between the shoulder blades; and on the back of his left arm above the elbow. The man allegedly punished the boy for being in possession of his aunt’s cell phone.

A man living on Clearwater Lake Road near Kershaw said a 58-year-old male neighbor continually walks around his property naked. The man said he talked to his neighbor several times about stopping to no avail. He said he even put a sign up in his yard stating they can see their neighbor. Most recently, he said, the neighbor -- with nothing but a cloth over his lap -- drove up in a golf cart, rode by his house, calling him names and cursing at him.

A 53-year-old Lugoff man allegedly threatened to kill everyone in his home and then left on foot. His wife checked his car where she found a knife and secured it. Deputies caught up with the suspect up the street. He denied making any threats, but admitted he had been snorting “bath salts.”

An 84-year-old woman is accusing her late boyfriend’s 71-year-old brother of stealing a riding lawn mower, leaf blower, air compressor and two rifles. She also claims she asked him to hold $30,000 of her late boyfriend’s money but when she asked for the money back, he only returned $15,000.

A 46-year-old Lugoff man reportedly fired a black pistol inside a house on Three Branches Road, striking the glass on the front door.

A U.S. 1 South, Lugoff restaurant reported that someone took an envelope with approximately $350 in from the manager’s office.

Someone forced open a door to a home for sale on Anderson Court in Elgin and stole a stove.

An Elgin woman said she believes her son stole her wallet and pink .38 caliber handgun.

County deputies also assisted other agencies, served bench warrants and dealt with nine larceny; eight vandalism; seven  harassing or obscene phone call or text and simple assault; five narcotics and public disorderly conduct; four simple possession of marijuana; three arson, runaway and trespassing; two ATM/credit card fraud, bad check, bullying and DUI; and one forgery, burglary, incorrigible, motor vehicle theft, no driver’s license, possession of a controlled substance, prowler, shoplifting, speeding and theft from a motor vehicle.


Camden Police Department (CPD) officers are looking for a 30-year-old Camden man who allegedly stabbed his ex-girlfriend at her Chestnut Street home.

According to a CPD report, the man followed his ex-girlfriend to her house around 10:20 p.m. Saturday and asked her to look for something he said belonged to him. She said she told him “no” several times and that he got mad, yelling at her and hitting her.

The victim said the suspect followed her as she ran to a bedroom and began stabbing and cutting at her with a knife. She said at some point she was either cut or stabbed in the left hand. The victim said her boyfriend followed her to another bedroom, still attacking her with the knife.

The woman said she then managed to get away and noticed some bags full of things  in the living room that hadn’t been there before. The woman said she believes her ex-boyfriend placed the bags in her home when she wasn’t there and then left with them after the attack.

She said she saw the suspect heading toward his mother's house when she called 911 from a neighbor’s house.

The woman said she discovered the bags gone when she returned to her home. Looking through the house, she also discovered her cell phone and Social Security card were missing. She said her purse had been dumped out on her bed and that some clothes in her closet had some burn marks.

With assistance from county deputies, officers tried to locate but could not find the suspect. He may face charges of aggravated assault, burglary, malicious injury to personal property and violating an order of protection.

The CPD reported the following other incidents during the period of Oct. 3-9:

An officer arrested a 42-year-old Camden man on several charges after spotting him walking unsteadily along Salmond Street while carrying a can of beer. The officer tried to stop him as he attempted to hide the beer in his waistband and began walking away. The officer ran up to him, placed him in handcuffs and escorted him to his patrol car. There, the man resisted being placed in the patrol car by arching his back. The officer applied pressure to a jugular point, bringing the man under control enough to make him sit in the car. When the officer went to close the door, the man placed his feet outside the door. The officer placed them insideand continued on to the county jail. During the ride, the man allegedly threatened the officer saying he would have “Masons and Eastern Star observe my actions and that they would take care of me.” The officer charged the man with public disorderly conduct, open container and resisting a municipal officer.

An unknown male subject managed to run from an officer despite being struck with a Taser. An officer responded to an East DeKalb Street convenience store regarding a verbal argument. When he arrived, he noticed the subject had a bottle of wine stuffed down his pants. The subject became boisterous and ran toward the officer. At that point, the officer powered his Taser and deployed it with the probes striking the man in the upper right and lower left back. The man kept running with the probes in his back until the wires broke. He reportedly fled east on East DeKalb Street; a search was conducted with negative results.

The CPD issued a summons to an 18-year-old Camden man after he allegedly fired a .22 caliber long rifle around noon Oct. 5 behind his home on Forest Drive in the Kirkover Hills subdivision. A neighbor reported hearing the rifle shots while the man was firing rounds in order to “sight in” the new rifle. Officers issued him a summons for discharging a firearm in the city.

Camden officers also assisted other agencies, served bench warrants and dealt with four public disorderly conduct; three third degree (simple) assault; two DUI, theft from a motor vehicle; and one breach of trust, burglary, communicating threats, criminal domestic violence, driving under suspension, failure to return rental property, larceny, open container, shoplifting, speeding and theft from a building.

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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