Antoine Gerod Johnson


Orangeburg County

Sheriff’s Office

An Orangeburg man is accused of shooting into a Coleman Avenue home on Sept. 20. Others could also be charged.

Antoine Gerod Johnson, 36, of 1485 Campus Street, a facing four counts of attempted murder.

Johnson is accused of firing a .40-caliber handgun into a home where a woman and her three grandchildren were sleeping.

She called law enforcement after the sound of gunfire woke her up.

Deputies collected a .40-caliber projectile from a wooden piece of furniture.

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If convicted of attempted murder, Johnson faces a maximum of 30 years in prison on each count.

In a separate incident, a 23-year-old Orangeburg man is charged with failure to stop for blue lights, no South Carolina driver’s license and open container, according to an incident report.

A deputy attempted to stop the man’s vehicle after he allegedly disregarded a stop sign at the intersection of Mingo Street and Goff Avenue.

The vehicle then got away from the pursuing deputy and its lights were turned off, the report states.

The deputy remained on Goff Avenue and saw the vehicle on Ashley Street heading towards Chestnut Street, the report said.

He again attempted to stop the 2004 Cadillac Escalade. The driver turned right onto Ellis Avenue from Chestnut Street and then pulled into his aunt’s driveway, the report said.

There, he exited the vehicle with his hands raised.

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