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The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office has released a composite image of the person who kidnapped a man at gunpoint earlier this week.

“If anyone has any information in this incident, we’d certainly love to hear from you,” Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said. “Anything at all, no matter how big or small the detail may seem.”

An Orangeburg County man said he was traveling on Five Chop Road near Orangeburg on Monday when he slowed his vehicle for what appeared to be a deer in the roadway, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

When he stopped his vehicle, a male opened the motorist’s passenger door and pointed a weapon at him before entering the vehicle.

The gunman then directed the motorist down several streets. At one point he told the motorist, “You know this is a road where a lot of people die at,” according to the report.

When the motorist was ordered to turn into a field, the vehicle became bogged down.

At that point, the gunman fled the vehicle, leaving the motorist unharmed.

The gunman was described as a black male wearing a black T-shirt and blue jeans.

If anyone has any information on the gunman, they are asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 803-534-3550 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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