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An Orangeburg man has been accused of trying to kill another on Monday night. The suspect previously served time for involuntary manslaughter.

Investigators say Marion Hair Jr., 55, of 22 Bentwood Drive, shot a 37-year-old Orangeburg man twice. The shooting victim was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Hair turned himself in after the incident.

Hair remains at the Orangeburg County Detention Center with the following charges: attempted murder, possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a violent felony and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

A circuit judge may set bond on Hair at a later date.

ODPS Det. A. Black said a Threson Street resident called law enforcement after hearing an argument and gunshots at a neighbor’s apartment at 7:25 p.m.

Officers responded to the scene and discovered that no one was in the apartment where the incident occurred, Black said.

Officers noticed blood on the floor of the apartment and parking lot.

Black said the victim and Hair got into a verbal altercation that turned violent.

Hair has a previous charge of involuntary manslaughter from 2010.

On April 10, 2012, Hair pleaded guilty to the charge for his role in the stabbing death of Leroy Fuller of 415 Sellers Avenue.

Circuit Judge Diane Goodstein sentenced Hair to three years in prison, giving him credit for time served.

If Hair is convicted of attempted murder, he faces a maximum of 30 years in prison.



Sheriff’s Office

A Cordova woman reported Wednesday that someone stole her vehicle from her Dock Road residence.

In an unrelated incident, deputies responded to a St. Matthews Road residence where the Department of Social Services requested an emergency protective custody order for a 2-month-old due to the infant’s guardians no longer wanting guardianship.


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