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Orangeburg County

Sheriff’s Office

A 26-year-old man was taken into custody after he allegedly tried to flee from a deputy in the Cordova area.

Someone reported a suspicious white vehicle on North Trail Road at 2 a.m. Thursday, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

A deputy patrolled the area and noticed a white Chevrolet Silverado turning onto Legrand Smoak Road.

He turned around to pursue the truck, but didn’t see it until it made a right turn onto Bamberg Road.

The truck began to speed as the deputy attempted to catch up with it, the report said.

After about a three-mile chase, the deputy made a traffic stop near Rivelon Road.

The driver allegedly admitted he drove 100 mph in a 60-mph zone.

The driver also stated that he did not have an emergency and that he was going home from his girlfriend’s residence, the report said.

In addition, the driver allegedly stated that he consumed four beers about an hour before.

The man told the deputy, “My truck can run,” the report said. He also said he owns a motorcycle.

The deputy said the man apologized for speeding.



of Public Safety

Two men are facing misdemeanor charges after an investigator located a stolen vehicle at noon Thursday, according to a police incident report.

A white BMW stolen from a Gaston business was located on Horger Street. The plates belonged to a Honda.

Officers noticed that the door of a nearby apartment was open, with a Ravenel man and a woman inside talking to each other.

Officers asked the Ravenel man if the BMW belonged to him.

He said the vehicle didn’t belong to him, but his friend had the keys to it.

According to the report, the man admitted he had methamphetamine and a glass pipe in his pocket.

After they detained him, officers spoke to his friend.

The friend initially stated that he “didn’t want to snitch on the guy” who gave him the BMW three or four weeks ago, the report states.

Moments later, he stated that he got it from someone named Mike, the report states.

Both men were taken to the Orangeburg County Detention Center.

The Horger Street man is facing a charge of receiving stolen goods and the Ravenel man is facing a charge of possession of less than one gram of cocaine.

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Martha Rose Brown covers crime and other topics. The South Carolina native has been a journalist for the past 16 years.

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