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Orangeburg County

Sheriff’s Office

An 18-year-old Cordova man was injured after a sawed-off shotgun discharged at his residence early Friday morning, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

Deputies spoke to the man at the Regional Medical Center, where he was undergoing medical treatment.

He told deputies that he accidentally discharged the weapon which caused, “a bullet to ricochet and cut his right hand between the thumb and pointer finger.”

He said he threw the sawed-off shotgun into a pond behind his residence, the report said.

In other reports:

• Security footage at the Quality Inn on St. Matthews Road shows why the cash register drawer was $140 short – a person apparently jumped the counter and stole cash from it, according to an incident report.

An employee reported the incident Thursday night.

She told deputies that she was reviewing surveillance footage when she observed someone “jumping over the counter,” the report states.

She said that she recognized the person in the video as a guest.

Deputies attempted to speak with the guest, but he left prior to their arrival.

• Someone caused $3,500 in damage to a fence in order to get a $40,000 Lincoln from a body shop lot during the night.

Someone at Dwight’s Body Shop on Joe Jeffords Highway reported Thursday morning that someone stole a 2014 Lincoln MZK.

• At 10:47 p.m. Thursday, a Cordova woman reported someone stole her vehicle. It had been parked at someone else’s home on Red Cedar Drive.

She told deputies that she left her vehicle at the residence on Monday but when she returned on Thursday, it was missing.

She said spare keys to the vehicle were inside of it.

The value of the stolen 2000 black Jeep Renegade is $10,000.

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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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