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An Orangeburg man is accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s home through her unsecured bedroom window at 8:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve.

Tramain K. Jackson, 31, of 1799 Sawaga Street, is facing one charge each of first-degree burglary and third-degree assault and battery.

When the first officer arrived at the woman’s Whaley Street home, he saw two males fighting outside, according to an ODPS incident report. The officer said Jackson started running.

The officer pursued Jackson on foot toward Sulton Court and ordered him to stop.

Jackson allegedly tried to jump a fence topped with razor wire.

The officer drew his service weapon and ordered Jackson to surrender, the report states.

He said Jackson was compliant at first, but then took off running again.

When Jackson fell to the ground, the officer noticed he was “bleeding heavily from his right elbow.”

He put Jackson in handcuffs and called for an ambulance to transport Jackson to the hospital before taking him to the Orangeburg County Detention Center.

Jackson’s ex-girlfriend said he took a sharp object, possibly a piece of glass, and hit her current boyfriend with it on his head.

The ex-girlfriend also stated that Jackson shoved her out of the way by grabbing her shirt and pulling it toward her neck area.

Officers reached the new boyfriend by phone. He told officers he, “did not have time for the drama” and declined to press charges.

Jackson and the ex-girlfriend have three children together. The children were not at home at the time.

An Orangeburg municipal judge deferred setting Jackson’s bond to a circuit court judge at a later date.

If convicted of first-degree burglary, Jackson faces up to life in prison.

In an unrelated report, an Eastover resident reported that someone stole her vehicle from her grandfather’s home on New Year’s Eve at 2 p.m.

She left her purse and keys inside of the unsecured 2009 Hyundai Accent when she arrived at the Hammock Street home.

She said she was inside of her grandfather’s residence for about five minutes. When she walked outside, the vehicle was missing.

The vehicle is registered to the woman’s mother.

The woman said the vehicle has damage to the front bumper and pink fur-like material on the dashboard.

It is valued at $10,000.

Orangeburg County

Sheriff’s Office

A Eutawville man is missing his vehicle after he left it parked at a gas station with the keys inside, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

The man visited the Hot Spot at 12340 Old Number Six Highway at 2:40 a.m. Tuesday.

He went inside the store. When he exited, he saw someone driving away in his 2001 gray Honda Accord toward Cross.

The vehicle is valued at $5,000.

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Staff Writer

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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