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Orangeburg County

Sheriff’s Office

Someone pistol-whipped a 28-year-old Orangeburg man in the bathroom of a Smiley Drive residence in Cordova at 3:20 a.m. Saturday, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

When deputies arrived at the residence, they saw the man on the bathroom floor. A deputy pulled the man into the bedroom so an investigator could provide medical treatment while EMS was on the way.

After a few moments, the man told EMS that he heard three gunshots, but that’s all he could remember. He passed out on the bathroom floor.

Medics noted that someone pistol-whipped the man after he heard gunshots.

The woman told deputies that an unknown female, unknown male and a female cousin of the unknown female came to her residence and beat on her door.

She said that a verbal altercation began after she went to the door.

After that, the unknown female and her cousin jumped on the woman, the report said.

The 28-year-old man reportedly tried to pull the females off of the woman and that’s when the unknown male started fighting with the man.

The woman said she heard a gunshot and the strangers fled.

Deputies collected a 9mm shell casing from the scene.

In other reports:

• An Orangeburg woman says she took a man to various locations because she thought he might have a weapon, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

The woman said she was in the employee parking lot of the North Road Walmart around 11:30 p.m. Saturday when a man approached her and asked for a ride.

She told the man that she couldn’t give him a ride.

She said the man then opened the passenger side door and “gestured like he was in possession of a weapon,” the incident report states.

She gave him a ride to several locations while keeping him calm so she wouldn’t be harmed.

She told deputies that she took the man to three different locations “around the college” and ultimately dropped him off at his final destination on Sprinkle Avenue.

• An Old State Road property owner reported Friday afternoon that someone stole his 2017 v-nose enclosed cargo trailer measuring 7-by-16 feet with chrome trim.

One of his employees noted that the trailer went missing on Feb. 19 between 12 a.m. and 3 a.m. when he was out of town.

The value of the trailer is $4,000.



of Public Safety

An Orangeburg man reported early Friday morning that a woman with a knife threatened to take his money, according to an ODPS incident report.

The man said he’d been at his residence earlier drinking alcohol and helping the woman load her belongings into his pickup truck.

She was moving to an apartment. They began to talk about why she wanted to live with two older females, he said.

According to the incident report, “This is when the conversation took a turn and we believed victim was talking about and/or flashed a large amount of money in front of her.”

The man said the woman pulled out a folding knife and placed it on his neck and made the statement, “I will take it all from you.”

That’s when the man pulled his truck into the bottom parking lot of the Edisto Memorial Gardens in front of one of the public security cameras.

The two ran out of the truck toward the top part of the gardens.

Officers attempted to locate the woman, but didn’t see anyone in the immediate area matching her description.

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Staff Writer

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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