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Orangeburg County

Sheriff’s Office

A Holly Hill man is charged with first-degree assault and battery and second-degree burglary.

Allen Clyde Infinger, 41, of 411 Acola Lane, appeared in bond court on Wednesday.

A Gardner Boulevard woman called deputies around 2 p.m. on Sept. 3 to report that she saw a man climbing out of her neighbor’s window. The neighbor was not home.

She told deputies that the man was armed with a machete and threatened to assault her with it, a sheriff’s office incident report states.

She ran to a neighbor’s home and called 911.

She told deputies the man fled from the area prior to their arrival.

If convicted of first-degree assault and battery, Infinger faces up to 10 years in prison.

In an unrelated incident, a deputy charged a Wedgefield man with third-offense driving under suspension.

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The deputy was sitting in his patrol cruiser in the parking lot of Henry’s Travel Plaza on Old Edisto Drive at 3:31 a.m. Wednesday when he saw a blue Ford Expedition with a trailer attached.

The deputy asked dispatch to verify the license plate on the trailer because there have been several instances of stolen license plates in the area.

The dispatcher reported that the plate is registered to a Honda sedan.

The deputy initiated a traffic stop after the driver appeared to not use a turn signal while turning left onto Old Edisto Drive.

The driver said that he didn’t have a valid driver’s license, but had a valid identification card.

Dispatchers said the driver’s license had been suspended three times.

The deputy searched the SUV and discovered a bottle of pills. The driver said the pills weren’t his.

The deputy also located another license plate, which was registered to a tractor-trailer company.

Orangeburg

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A Heckle Street man reported on Wednesday that someone stole two mopeds parked by his residence.

The mopeds are valued at $1,100.

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