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Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office

An Orangeburg woman received medical treatment on Saturday night after her husband allegedly sliced her neck with a knife.

Deputies responded at 9:41 p.m. to a Caesar Court home where they found a woman sitting with a towel on her neck, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

The woman said the incident began with an argument with her husband.

She ran to the bedroom to escape him, but he allegedly followed her there and sliced her neck with a knife while their seven children sat in the living room watching television.

She said her husband left the location in a black Lincoln Navigator with paper tags.

Orangeburg County EMS transported the woman to the Regional Medical Center for treatment.

The case remains under investigation.

Orangeburg Department of Public Safety

An Orangeburg man faces a felony charge of forgery after he allegedly cashed a fraudulent check sometime in June 2017.

Officers charged Kendall OKeith Martin, 37, of 1120 Wolfe Trail Apt. 217, on March 2 with one count of forgery valued less than $10,000.

A warrant alleges Martin cashed a forged check for $908.01 twice.

If convicted of forgery, Martin faces a court-imposed fine, a maximum of five years in prison, or both.

A municipal court judge set his bond at $2,000 cash or surety.

In other reports:

* Officers arrested an Orangeburg man at 1:27 a.m. Saturday and charged him with first-offense possession of cocaine.

The 45-year-old was allegedly walking at Orangeburg Manor Apartments with a firearm. Officers said when they noticed the man, he fled on foot into a nearby wooded area where they found him.

Officers said they found a small clear bag nearby. It contained a white powder with the look and texture of cocaine, weighing 1.8 grams.

If convicted of this misdemeanor offense, the man faces a maximum of three years in prison and a fine of $5,000.

* An employee of Maxway, located at 389 Riverside Drive, called officers on Sunday to report that someone stole her wallet, keys and vehicle, a police incident report said.

She called deputies at 2:32 p.m. and explained that she noticed her 2006 gray Chevrolet Trailblazer was missing from the parking lot.

She explained to officers that she arrived at work at 9 a.m. and left her lunch bag in the employee breakroom.

She said the only things removed from her lunch bag were her keys and a wallet, which contained $860 in cash.

The door to the breakroom was unsecured, she said.

The value of the stolen items is $17,895.


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