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Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office

A gunman tried to get money from the clerk at the Days Inn on Five Chop Road late Thursday night, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

The clerk said the man entered the lobby at around 11:30 p.m. Thursday.

The gunman demanded money while holding a firearm in his right hand and pointing it at the clerk.

The clerk told the gunman that if he took the money out, the panic alarm would sound.

The gunman left the hotel, but then returned, holding the gun in his left hand and demanding money.

The clerk didn’t give him any money and the man drove away from the hotel.

The suspect is described as a white male, standing about 5 feet 10 inches tall, and weighing 160 pounds. He was wearing camouflage, a red hat, sunglasses and gloves.

Waffle House employees said a man matching the gunman’s description attempted to enter the restaurant before the Days Inn incident.

Waffle House employees told deputies that once the man saw that they were suspicious of him, he pulled his shirt over his head and left the restaurant.

If anyone has information about the suspect, they are asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

In other reports:

  • An Orangeburg man is recovering from minor gunshot wounds that he received at a party in the Rastville trailer park in Cordova early Friday morning, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

Deputies arrived at the Regional Medical Center at 2:05 a.m. where an intoxicated man explained that he was at the party on Rastville Road when he heard gunshots.

He ran away and soon felt a pain his leg and realized he’d been shot.

Someone drove him to RMC and dropped him off.

He said he doesn’t know who drove him to the hospital and he doesn’t know the names of anyone at the party who may have witnessed the shooting.

Deputies served the man with several outstanding bench warrants.

  • A woman said two men burst through the door of her Representative Circle apartment on Thursday afternoon and demanded money they alleged she owed them.

She said the men pointed handguns at her while they made demands.

The men were gone before deputies arrived.

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