Orangeburg Department of Public Safety
A 20-year-old man was shot four times last week. An Orangeburg man on probation for an earlier assault is charged.
Isaac E. Davis, 20, of 752 Bennett Street, is charged with attempted murder, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and possession of a handgun by a person convicted of a violent felony.
He’s accused of shooting a Bennett Street man at 1 a.m. Oct. 30.
A heavily redacted incident report doesn’t provide many details about what happened.
A witness alleged Davis, “looked at her and did a shushing motion when walking up to shoot the victim,” a police incident report said.
Officers took Davis into custody Sunday afternoon after they saw him enter a blue Honda Accord near the intersection of Wolfe Trail and Murray Road.
Officers decided to make a traffic stop on the vehicle.
Davis was, “moving around a lot in the back seat,” the report states.
Then, while the vehicle was still in motion, Davis allegedly, “exited a moving vehicle from the back passenger side, falling out of the car. Suspect Davis recovered from his fall and fled on foot in the sight of law enforcement.”
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The report states that Davis ran down Douglas MacArthur Street toward Francis Marion.
Officers commanded Davis to stop, but he refused and ran into the woodline instead, the report states.
Eventually, officers were able to order Davis down “at Taser point,” the report states.
In the meantime, the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office K-9 tracking unit helped locate a red jacket Davis removed during the chase, the report said.
Officers located a handgun in one of the pockets.
As a result of this incident, Davis is facing charges of possession of a firearm by a person convicted of violent felony and unlawful carrying of a pistol.
Officers also served Davis with outstanding warrants from a June 15 fighting incident that happened on Douglas MacArthur Street.
Officers charged him with fighting and loitering. He’s accused of loitering in a wooded area while he was trying to evade law enforcement.
If convicted of the charges, Davis faces up to 30 years in prison.
A municipal judge denied bond on Davis on Monday on the attempted murder charge.
Davis is on probation after pleading guilty to first-degree assault and battery on Feb. 28.
Circuit Judge Ed Dickson sentenced Davis under the Youthful Offender Act not to exceed six years. He gave him credit for time served and his sentence was suspended to two years of probation.
Davis’s probation term ends on Feb. 27, 2021.