Calhoun County

Sheriff's Office

A resident of Independence Street near St. Matthews reported Oct. 18 that her son had been threatening her with violence and death, according to an incident report.

The woman said her son wanted her to withdraw money from her account and when she refused, he physically forced her to make two trips to the ATM at Wells Fargo Bank and withdraw a total of $120, the report states.

She told deputies she went to her daughter's house to avoid her son and when she returned home, she discovered he had gone through all of her drawers looking for items to sell for drugs, the report notes.

In other reports:

  • A resident of Goldfinch Trail near St. Matthews reported Oct. 27 that her live-in boyfriend assaulted her and threw a brick through her car window.

According to the incident report, the woman had three lumps on her forehead and a cut lip. She declined to press assault charges against the man but said she wanted to pursue charges against him for the $300 broken window, the report states.

  • A North woman reported Oct. 27 that a male resident of Bair Road near St. Matthews offered to repair her 2001 Chrysler, which had a blown engine. She said after the man picked up her car from her residence and took it to his residence, he advised her that the engine was bad but said he could replace it with an engine from another car, the report states. 

The woman said she paid the man $400 down and agreed to complete the payment with another $600. However, when she contacted him later, she was informed that her car had been scrapped and that the other vehicle had been given to someone else, the report states.

The woman's vehicle is valued at $5,000.

St. Matthews

Police Dept.

Police responded to a call of shots fired near Milligan Circle on Oct. 27. Once at the scene, officers checked on a stopped gray Dodge with four people inside of it. When questioned, the vehicle occupants said they were waiting for a relative. None of them, however, could identify the person they were waiting for, the report states.

Upon a search of the vehicle, police found 5.6 ounces of marijuana, and the driver, a male resident of Parkside Drive in Orangeburg, was cited for simple possession of marijuana.

In other reports:

  • An officer stopped a Rucker Drive resident for driving 40 in a 25-mph speed zone on F.R. Hiuff Drive on Oct. 28. Before the driver was pulled over, he ran a stop sign, the report states.

The driver had an expired license that had an expiration date of July 25, 1970, and he was given citations for no South Carolina driver's license, speeding and disregarding a stop sign.

  • An officer on Oct. 28 stopped a speeding vehicle being driven by a female resident of Hemlock Trail in Lugoff.

During a search of the vehicle, the officer discovered an unopened beer, along with a bag containing needles in the woman's purse, the report states. The driver said the needles were used for injecting heroin, but she said they were not hers. Also found in the vehicle was another bag containing an amphetamine pipe and a container of unidentified pills, the report states.

The driver was issued tickets for speeding (66 mph in a 40-mph zone), possession of drug paraphernalia and underage possession of beer.

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