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Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office

A witness called deputies at 9:30 a.m. Sunday to report that he saw the driver of a truck shoot a dog at the 3700 block of Belleville Road before speeding off.

The witness said the dog attempted to run after the speeding truck, but slowed down because it was wounded, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

The witness saw that the dog was bleeding and called Orangeburg County Animal Control.

A deputy recovered a shell casing from the side of the roadway where the driver apparently shot the dog.

Animal control officers took the injured dog with them.

Investigators will analyze the recovered shell casing for evidence.

In other reports:

• At 12:01 a.m. Thursday, deputies found a 22-year-old man who was wearing only a shirt at the intersection of Jamison Avenue and Gizmo Drive, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

A deputy asked the man why he was naked.

The man said it was part of an initiation process for a fraternity.

He said that he and a few other fraternity pledges were supposed to meet with the big brothers of the fraternity.

When he and other pledges met with the fraternity’s big brothers, they were told to take off their clothes and perform a “secular act,” the report said.

He stated that he didn’t support their actions, so he began to walk home.

He told deputies that no one at the gathering harmed him physically, but he decided to leave when the “brothers of the fraternity made them take their clothes off,” the report states.

He told deputies he didn’t wish to report the incident.

A deputy escorted him home.

• At 2:09 p.m. Friday, a Holly Hill man reported that someone stole his 2008 camouflage Kawasaki four-wheeler from his Toney Bay Road property. It is valued at $3,000.

• A North Road man called deputies to his home at 12:39 a.m. Saturday after he discovered someone stole his 2013 blue Club Car Cadet golf cart with an LED light bar. The value of the golf cart and light bar is $4,500.

• Someone stole a 2003 tan Mercury Grand Marquis sedan from a Nance Street residence late Saturday night. It is valued at $4,395.

• A Branchville man called deputies to the EZ Shop on Freedom Road on Thursday where he said someone stole his 2000 brown Lexus ES3 sedan valued at $5,000.

He told deputies that he left his vehicle parked at the gas station because he was having trouble with it. He secured the vehicle before leaving it there for the night.


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