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County Crime Report - Aug. 13, 2019
Two arrested for drugs, weapons
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The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) arrested Leonardo Moya, 19, of Blythewood, following an incident that started on Porters Cross Road and ended on Meadowview Lane in Lugoff.

According to a KCSO report, on Aug. 2, a deputy met with the mother of one of the juveniles who said she followed a vehicle after catching her son and a friend sneaking out of a house on Porters Cross Road. She claimed that when they got to Meadowview Lane, another of the subjects involved -- Jaren Brantley Shuman, 20, of Kentucky Derby Court, Lugoff -- snatched her car keys, hit her in the chest and ran off yelling that “if they send dogs after me, it will be a big mistake.”

After speaking with the victim, the deputy went to speak with Moya and one of the juveniles. As they approached the vehicle, they found two black plastic bags containing marijuana just outside the driver’s door. They then shined a light on Moya and could see marijuana residue in his lap.

Following a probable cause search of the vehicle, deputies turned up a .380 caliber pistol in the back passenger seat in which the remaining subjects said Shuman had been sitting. A records check revealed the pistol had been stolen out of Richland County.

Deputies arrested Moya and charged him with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

According to online court records, deputies arrested Shuman the following day, Aug. 3, and charged him with unlawful carrying of a pistol, trespassing, possession of a stolen pistol, and strong arm robbery.

The KCSO also reported the following recent incidents:

A deputy issued a warning to a woman on Aug. 2 for speeding 62 mph in a 45 mph zone on U.S. 601 toward I-20 after she failed to stop for the deputy’s blue lights and wrecked her gold-colored Honda by hitting a guard rail and ending up with one tire so deeply in a hole that her axle was the ground and the other tire was up in the air.

On Aug. 3, a family living on Stroll Lane in the Elgin area heard something that sounded like thunder. When they went out to look, they saw that a white FedEx truck had sunk into the ground. It turned out the delivery truck had broken through the lid of a septic tank and gotten stuck.

An Elgin man reported on Aug. 2 that he ordered a set of tools from someone in May through eBay for $1,700. However, when the package arrived, all it contained was a wood plank.

Someone may have stolen a backhoe from where it was reportedly being used to clear a piece of property on Fort Jackson Road in Lugoff.

The KCSO is investigating an allegation that a young girl may have been physically harmed by a member of her family.

County deputies also dealt with recent cases involving breach of peace, child custody, driving under suspension, financial transaction card fraud, harassment, larceny, malicious injury to personal property, obtaining property under false pretenses, shoplifting, speeding, swindling, third-degree assault and battery, third-degree domestic violence, and vandalism.

(KCSO reports are provided under the S.C. Freedom of Information Act. Subjects are considered innocent until proven guilty.)