An Orangeburg woman and others are facing multiple charges after a 72-year-old man was beaten with a golf club and robbed of thousands of dollars in cash, firearms and more.

Kayla Nicole Beason, 25, of 838 Rivelon Road, is facing the charges of armed robbery, criminal conspiracy and grand larceny. She is expected to appear an Orangeburg County bond court on Wednesday afternoon.

Warrants accuse Beason and co-defendants of going to a Lin Drive location on April 18 to, “take, steal and carry away around $16,300 in money and guns after beating the victim with a golf club and then putting a shotgun to his head and threatening to kill him.”

Warrants also to accuse Beason of knowing that her co-defendants were going to commit the crime, taking them to the location and then driving them away after it was over.

Beason allegedly admitted to the accusations during an interview, the warrants state.

The items taken from the victim’s residence include $8,000 in cash, a bag of silver coins valued at $5,000, a Theodore Roosevelt .33-caliber Winchester rifle model 94, a 20-gauge pump shotgun, a .32-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun and a 12-gauge Benelli shotgun.

The 72-year-old was too afraid to report the crime initially, according to an Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office incident report. He slept at his son’s home the night of the robbery.

When he returned the next day, he discovered his back door window broken and his home in disarray.

His front window had a bullet hole.

The report described the man’s injuries as minor. He refused medical attention.

Officials have not yet named the people they also suspect participated in the crime.

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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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