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County Crime Report - July 5, 2019
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On June 24, Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) deputies responded to a home on the 1900 block of Fort Jackson Road in Lugoff to a shooting incident, which the Chronicle-Independent reported on briefly the following day. The KCSO is still investigating the incident, but released its report Monday.

In the report, arriving deputies found two people inside the home. Both said they were inside when a black male wearing a hooded sweatshirt came to the front door and asked for “Miss Minnie.” When one of the occupants said there was no one by that name at the residence, the man began kicking at the front door. At that point, the other resident was awakened. By this time, the man had gone to the back door and said they should open up or he was going to “light it up.”

The suspect then fired one gunshot into the back door of the residence, striking a dog inside. The two people in the home waited 45 minutes to call law enforcement, during which time the suspect had left the scene. A responding deputy found a 9mm shell casing in the backyard along with a set of footprint, and reported that the bullet traveled through the back door into the home. They also found part of the bullet just inside the door.

In addition, the deputy found blood belonging to the dog, which went missing for a short time.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Investigator Chris Davis at (803) 425-1512.

The KCSO also reported the following recent incidents:

On June 23, a deputy responded to Riesling Court near Elgin in reference to a shooting that had reportedly taken place around 1 a.m. the previous day. A man told the deputy his mother’s neighbors heard gunshots outside their homes around that time. He said when he went to check the next day, he found what appeared to be bullet holes in three of the four vehicles parked in the driveway. There also appeared to be a gunshot in the middle of a garage door. The man also turned over some bullet fragments to the deputy.

Around midnight June 24, someone broke into two vehicles at Mark Williams Collision Center on Whiting Way in Lugoff. The suspect apparently pried open the tool box on a 2000 Ford F-250, busted out a side window and stole a radio from inside the truck. The back glass to a 2010 Kia Soul was busted out, but nothing appeared to have been taken. The suspect can be seen on security footage breaking into the vehicles while wearing a hooded sweatshirt and gloves.

On June 23, a deputy responded to a call in east Camden about a man urinating off the front porch of their home. The deputy spoke to the man who claimed he had just been pouring out water. As a precaution, however, the deputy warned the man not to urinate off the porch.

An Elgin man reported on June 27 that he had attempted to purchase a dog through an online company called “Binny Poodles,” but was never able to pick up the dog. Instead, the company continued to ask him for more money.

Someone broke out a window to a Ford F-150, which had been parked on the side of Whiting Way Road in Lugoff after breaking down on June 25, and stole a tool box with a variety of tools and some loose change.

A woman living on Fort Jackson Road in Lugoff said that a man who stayed with her for the night on June 25 stole a guitar and laptop computer worth a total of $1,500.

Someone stole a pistol and a checkbook from a pickup truck parked on Tidwell Town Road in Cassatt on June 24.

County deputies also dealt with recent cases involving assault and battery, driving under suspension, fraudulent checks, identity theft, larceny, malicious injury to property, possession of marijuana, public disorderly conduct, and vandalism.

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