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“I’m going to kill you.”

“You are going to find a grave.”

Those are phrases Larry Wayne Shuler allegedly screamed to his estranged wife on Valentine’s Day, according to his arrest warrants.

The 37-year-old Merri Oaks Court man appeared before Orangeburg County Magistrate Peggy Doremus on Wednesday just hours after he was taken into custody.

The Santee man is facing charges of first-degree burglary and domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature. He’s also charged with two counts of violating a court order of protection.

Warrants accuse Shuler of going to his estranged wife’s home at 9:40 a.m. and screaming at her from inside his vehicle.

He allegedly forced open the locked door of the residence, entered his estranged wife’s bedroom and continued yelling threats at her.

The warrants also allege that the two got into a physical struggle and Shuler attempted to take away her cellphone.

Warrants claim Shuler’s actions caused his estranged wife to fear for her life and safety.

He also allegedly called and texted his estranged wife in violation of a court order of protection.

Doremus set Shuler's bond at $23,000 cash or surety.

If convicted, Shuler faces up to life in prison.

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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 15 years.

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