Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office
A Cordova woman said she cut her neighbor when he tried to assault her, according to a Sheriff’s Office incident report.
A Riley Road woman told deputies that on Sept. 25, a 25-year-old man came onto her property drunk. He was throwing beer on the victim’s residence, yelling and cursing, she said.
The woman said she told the man to leave but he refused, pulling on her to leave with him. When she refused, he became enraged. She retrieved a knife because she believed the subject was about to attack her.
When he tried to grab her again, she slashed his arm with the knife, the report said.
Deputies searched for the man by following the large amount of blood leading from the victim’s property to the man’s residence.
At that property, deputies entered the home because of their concern the man had lost a lot of blood. But the trail of blood went out of the house and led to a neighbor’s residence. The subject wasn’t there either.
Several residents told the officers the man had a shotgun.
He was finally located at another neighbor’s property. He was taken down to the ground after he refused to surrender.
“The suspect continued with his negative, unflattering remarks toward both units,” the report states. “The suspect then had some facts presented by this unit at which time he decided to comply and calm down.”
He was taken to the hospital where he had stitches put in to close his wound. Deputies did note that “after the subject’s liquid courage wore down, he did apologize and admitted he has an attitude problem.”
He was charged with disorderly conduct at the time of the incident.
On Monday, he was charged with a probation violation.
Orangeburg Department of Public Safety
Police are looking for a man who’s reportedly scamming businesses with a bill exchange flim-flam.
The first up was McDonald’s at the Prince of Orange Mall. Around 9 a.m. Saturday, a man walked in and used a $10 bill to pay for his order. When he received his change, he told the clerk he gave her a $20 bill. She gave him the extra $10.
A few hours later, a male of similar description was in Reid’s where he used a more elaborate means of scamming a clerk. For several minutes, he asked to receive change for multiple $50 bills.
In the end, the clerk was short $360.
The McDonald’s manager told police the store had multiple problems with the same guy using money changing schemes. She had filed several reports on him.