of Public Safety

A St. Matthews woman needed medical treatment Monday afternoon after a man allegedly struck her in the back of the leg with his vehicle, according to an ODPS incident report.

The incident took place in a Chestnut Street parking lot at about 2 p.m. Monday.

The woman’s daughter said her mother and her aunt's boyfriend got into a verbal dispute. He entered his vehicle and backed out of a parking space, striking the woman in the leg, the report said.

The impact of the strike forced the woman against another vehicle, the report states. It also struck a shopping cart with the woman's infant granddaughter inside.

The impact caused the shopping cart to shake the infant. The infant was uninjured.

The man was charged with two counts of second-degree assault.

In an unrelated report, someone stole a log trailer parked on Old Edisto Drive Monday.

The empty 2017 black Pitts 42-foot trailer, which belongs to Savannah Creek Logging, was reported missing Monday evening.

The trailer was parked at 1911 Old Edisto Drive on Friday afternoon when it was stolen.

The trailer is valued at $23,000.

Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office

Okonite Company reported Monday about $5,500 worth of copper wiring was stolen from one of its buildings.

An employee went to check on the property at about 2 p.m. Monday and noticed the lights would not turn on.

The employee checked the electrical box and noticed that someone had cut and stolen the copper wire.

In other reports:

  • A Bowman resident reported Monday that several items are missing from her Riser Road home, including six mattresses, one box spring, a washing machine and two couches.

The woman told law enforcement only her ex-boyfriend and landlord have the key to the residence.

The items are valued at $1,800.

  • A Cordova property management business, Homes Orangeburg, reported someone damaged its sign Monday.

The cost to replace the sign is estimated to be $2,500.


Business Reporter

Gene Zaleski is a reporter/staff writer with The Times and Democrat.

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