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Camden Crime Report - April 19, 2019
Woman faces at least six charges from CPD
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A 25-year-old Cassatt woman who caused a disturbance at the BP gas station and convenience store at the corner of DeKalb and Wylie streets faces six different charges following a series of events starting around 12:15 p.m. Friday, April 12.

According to a Camden Police Department (CPD) report, the woman not only caused a disturbance in the store, but reportedly stood in the middle of West DeKalb Street trying to fight people. In fact, a Kershaw County deputy on the scene told Camden officers that while trying to deal with the woman, she was beating on his truck with her fists.

One of the responding officers reported an odor of alcohol coming from the woman and that he speech was slurred. She reportedly used profanity while trying to tell them that she hadn’t done anything. Officers arrested the woman for public disorderly conduct. On the way to the Kershaw County Detention Center, the woman reportedly began kicking the rear passenger window in an attempt to break the glass, threatened to kill herself, grabbed a cord to the patrol car’s radar antenna and ripped it with her teeth. As she continued to kick the window, she started banging her head on the patrol car cage and window.

At the jail, she resisted being removed from the patrol car, and allegedly pulled away once officer got her to the door to the booking area. She then reportedly kicked one of the officers above the knee. As another officer tried to get her under control, she reportedly laid down on the ground. With the help of jail staff, the officer placed leg shackles on her to prevent her from kicking anyone again.

Inside the booking area, there is a “restraint chair” in which officers placed the woman. As they did so, however, she spit on a CPD officer and detention center officer. At that point, a corrections officer placed a spit hood over her head to prevent her from doing so any longer.

As detention center staff began moving her into a holding cell, she allegedly looked at one of them and at one of the CPD officers and said, “I’m going to kill you’re a--. I’m going to kill you’re a--, too, when I get out. I’ll kill both of you for this.”

Officer later served her with one warrant each for malicious injury to property for the radar antenna, and assault on a police officer; and two warrants each for threatening the life of a public official and throwing bodily fluids on an officer. The woman’s official listing on the detention center’s website indicates she faces a third charge of threatening the life of an official as well as public disorderly conduct.

The CPD also reported the following recent incidents:

A 47-year-old Camden man said his 23-year-old nephew attached him during an argument, hitting him with his fist and knocking him to the ground. The man said his nephew then pulled out a knife and said he would kill him. He said he was able to run from the scene and that his nephew left in a silver vehicle. The young man still has a pending charge of pointing and presenting a firearm from April 2017 for which he has been out on $5,000 bond.

A 60-year-old Camden man said he was walking along Ehrenclou Drive around 6:30 p.m. April 16 when someone driving a blue Toyota SUV sped up from behind him, forcing him to dive into some bushes. He said as the SUV passed him, someone yelled profanities from out of the driver’s side window. The man suffered some scratches on his left leg.

Officers arrested a 55-year-old woman who had been working at Walmart for breach of trust after she was caught failing to scan items for purchase and/or reduced prices for a total loss of more than $2,200 over the course of five incidents.

At least one suspect climbed into a Douglas Street apartment through a bathroom window and stole $1,700 cash and two Xbox games.

Officers arrested a 35-year-old Camden man after he allegedly tried to strangle his wife during an argument on April 14.

Camden officers also dealt with other incidents involving larceny, malicious injury of property, third-degree domestic violence, use of a motor vehicle without consent, and vandalism.

(The Camden Police Department provides reports under the S.C. Freedom of Information Act. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.)