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Quintin Codann Byrd

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Orangeburg Department of Public Safety

An Orangeburg man is accused of assaulting a woman and stealing her car.

Quintin Codann Byrd, 31, of 348 Gladden Street, is charged with grand larceny and third-degree assault and battery.

The woman told officers that Byrd arrived at her residence the day after Christmas, according to a police incident report. She said Byrd is not welcome at her home and he’s not supposed to be there.

The woman said Byrd pushed her on her bed and against the wall while he said, “It’s just me and you now.”

Byrd allegedly pushed her down into the closet and did not let her leave her room.

She said Byrd also attempted to spray insect repellant in her face several times while she was in the bedroom.

The woman also accused Byrd of trying to tie her up with his belt. She said she pushed him down and ran out of the house to ask a neighbor to call 911, since he took her cellphone and keys.

He allegedly stole her burgundy Kia Forte valued at $16,000.

Byrd appeared in municipal bond court on Monday. A judge set Byrd’s bond at $25,885 cash or surety.

If Byrd is convicted of grand larceny, he faces a court-imposed fine or up to 10 years in prison.

Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office

A Springfield man says he was shot at a Surrey Race Road residence, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

He first told deputies that he was driving between the Salley and Springfield areas when he heard gunshots and realized he’d been shot.

He then changed his story, saying that he and a Surrey Race Road man got into an argument, the report said.

The Surrey Race Road man told deputies that he received a text message from the Springfield man at 2:39 p.m. which said, “Tell my wife to come outside.”

The Surrey Race Road man said he walked out of his residence to see if anyone was outside of his home.

That’s when a speeding vehicle approached his residence and he recognized the driver.

He said he saw the man reach down at the floorboard of his vehicle.

The Surrey Race Road man said he then retrieved a long rifle from his own vehicle.

The man in the vehicle allegedly fired six to eight shots and the Surrey Race Road man fired four or five in return, the report said.

In other reports:

• Deputies responded to a Cordova location on Saturday morning after a man reported seeing a woman on the ground at the side of Buster Lane, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

The man said that he blew his horn at the woman several times, but she did not move or attempt to get up after multiple attempts to wake her.

Moments later, four vehicles drove up and put the woman in the backseat of a black Honda Civic.

The man told deputies the license plate of the Honda, which was registered to a Cordova Road resident.

The Cordova Road homeowner said that no one living at the residence has a black Honda Civic.

• A Livingston man reported Sunday morning that someone stole his 2004 white Mercury Mountaineer from his Butler Drive yard.

He said the vehicle was unlocked and a spare key was in the sun visor.

The vehicle has tinted windows with scratches on the rear passenger side rim.

The vehicle is valued at $5,890.

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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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