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Two Orangeburg men told police they entered a woman’s vehicle to hide from gunmen, according to arrest warrants.

Trey Sentell Gadson, 21, of 114 Saffron Road, Cope and Marquis Diondre Stevenson, 23, of 1525 Ashley Street, Orangeburg are each charged with one count of breaking and entering into a motor vehicle.

A male called police at 2 a.m. Tuesday to report that 20 men with guns were in the area of the Moseley Street mobile home park, according to an Orangeburg Department of Public Safety incident report.

Officers said they discovered two males hiding in a vehicle that didn’t belong to them.

The vehicle owner told officers the suspects scared her as she watched them in her 2004 gray Chevrolet Trailblazer. She said it was unlocked.

Officers say Gadson told them he was hiding in the vehicle from the unidentified gunmen.

Stevenson told officers he was “in the wrong place at the wrong time,” according to his arrest warrant.

He also stated, “I have a right to run to save my life if they are shooting at someone whom I was along with,” the warrant states.

If the suspects are convicted of breaking and entering into a motor vehicle, they each face up to five years in prison and a fine of $1,000.

Contact the writer: mbrown@timesanddemocrat.com or 803-533-5545. Follow on Twitter: @MRBrownTandD.

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Crime Reporter

Martha Rose Brown covers crime and other topics. The South Carolina native has been a journalist for the past 15 years.

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