Orangeburg County

Sheriff’s Office

A Sprinkle Avenue man suffered swelling and bruising to his right eye after a gunman pistol-whipped him in his home early Friday morning, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

Two men forced their way into his residence at about 2 a.m.

One held a gun to the man’s head. He said the victim’s nephew sent them for money because he knew that the man just received a Social Security check, the report said.

That gunman reached into the man’s pocket and removed $100 in cash.

The gunman pistol-whipped the Sprinkle Avenue him, causing the man to fall to the ground, then asked him if there was any more money in the residence.

The accomplice went to the man’s bedroom and removed a gallon-sized jar containing about $50 in change.

The pair left the residence and the man waited several hours to call for help because his cellphone was out of power.

The gunmen were described as two black males with short hair, likely between the ages of 40 and 50.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information on the crime can call the sheriff’s office at 803-533-5824 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

In other reports:

  • A Louisiana man who stopped in Orangeburg on his way to Key West, Florida on Oct. 30 just realized that someone stole several items from this boat, which was attached to his vehicle.

He discovered the theft Saturday and contacted law enforcement. The following items are missing: four Penn rods and reels, two Cabela rods and reels, two Yeti coolers and a tackle box.

He told deputies that when he was a guest at the Hampton Inn and Suites on Citadel Road on Oct. 30, he saw a 5-foot-7 white male between the ages of 30 to 35 plundering through his boat.

The suspect told the man he thought it was his brother-in-law’s boat and then quickly fled the scene in a Kenworth truck, the report said.

  • A Hillcock Court resident reported Saturday night that someone stole a flatscreen LG TV, a flatscreen Emerson TV and a pistol. The items are valued at $2,300.
  • Someone stole a truck and several power tools from a Flamingo Drive property over the weekend.

The following items are missing: a 1992 Chevrolet Silverado, two cross-cutting saws, a toolbox, a table saw, a hand blower, two backpack blowers, a power generator, a paint gun, a battery charger and a pressure washer.

The items are valued at $8,178.

  • Someone broke in a Rowesville Road residence Saturday and stole a 42-inch television, two pairs of pants and two shirts.

The items are valued at $2,300.


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