Early Friday morning, Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) deputies arrested Qurbbit Lewis Jones, 34, of Columbia, after he forced his way into his ex-girlfriend’s home on the 700 block of Maggie Avenue in east Camden near the county’s airport.
According to information posted on the KCSO’s Facebook page and emailed to the media, the victim was in her residence with her current boyfriend and several children when her Jones came to her residence trying to break in. The woman called 911 and advised dispatchers of what was happening and stated that she had an order of protection against Jones.
The first deputy arrived on the scene within 2 minutes, but Jones had already left the area. A short time later, however, Jones went back to the home, forced his way in and was shot by the woman’s current boyfriend.
The KCSO responded along with S.C. Highway Patrol troopers and Camden Police Department officers. By this time, Jones had left on foot, but was located by a deputy who immediately called for emergency medical service personnel. They transported him to the hospital where he was expected to make a full recovery.
Jones, the KCSO said, would be charged with first-degree burglary and violation of an order of protection.
Deputies said that, at this time, the current boyfriend -- whom they said had a valid concealed weapons permit -- will not be charged with any crime related to the incident.
“Everything we currently know appears to indicate a ‘Stand Your Ground’ justified shooting,” KCSO official said in the Facebook post.
According to the online Kershaw County Clerk of Court records, Jones has been out on $4,000 bond since for nearly a year. In August 2018, deputies charged him with second-degree criminal domestic violence. At the time, Jones was listed as having an address on Dove Road near Hermitage Farm and Precipice roads east of Camden.
On Saturday afternoon, the KCSO posted an update stating that a magistrate judge denied Jones’ bond for the time being, but that he could get another chance for bond in front of a circuit court judge at a later date.
According to the post, Sheriff Lee Boan attended the bond hearing and advised the judge that it was in the best interest of the county for Jones’ bond to be denied.