An Orangeburg woman suffered a head injury when she was pushed onto a porch on Tuesday afternoon, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.
A witness was driving down Rivelon Road when she saw a man push the woman onto the porch, the report said.
The witness turned around to help the woman. She said the man fled on foot.
Deputies saw a large laceration on the left side of the woman’s head, which was covered in blood, according to the incident report.
Orangeburg County EMS transported the woman to the Regional Medical Center. She was transferred to a Columbia-area trauma hospital.
In other reports:
• Someone stole a 1995 red Ford F-150 pickup truck that was parked on the side of North Road in North on Tuesday.
It is valued at $1,000.
• Someone stole a .40-caliber Smith & Wesson pistol and a pair of Gucci sunglasses out of a 2018 silver Honda Pilot parked on Governors Creek Road in Orangeburg on Tuesday.
The value of the stolen items is $1,050.
Joseph Michael Lyons, 41, of St. Matthews, has been charged with possession of stolen non-ferrous metals, possession of a stolen vehicle and habitual traffic offender for allegedly driving under suspension.
Deputies took Lyons into custody on Saturday in the 4300 block of Augusta Highway after a traffic stop, according to the incident report.
“We received a tip that Lyons had a catalytic converter in his trunk,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “The deputy who stopped Lyons confirmed there was a stolen catalytic converter in the trunk and the car Lyons was driving was reported stolen out of Summerville.”
Deputies booked Lyons into the Lexington County Detention Center and a magistrate set his bond at $20,000.
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