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This past weekend the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to separate domestic disputes which resulted in two charges of criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature. On Friday, Oct. 25, deputies with the ECSO were dispatched to a residence on Plum Branch Road where a verbal argument between the home’s married couple escalated to the point that the victim’s husband pointed a gun at her and threatened to kill her. The suspect, who was reported to be highly intoxicated, fled into nearby woods with at least two firearms as the woman locked herself in the residence and called 911. Deputies patrolled the area but were unable to locate the suspect; the victim left the residence. According to the ECSO report on the incident, a warrant is being sought for the suspect’s arrest on the aforementioned charge.
The second incident of domestic violence occurred on Sunday, Oct. 27, at a residence shared by a co-habiting couple on Edgefield Road. The victim, a woman who is 4 months pregnant, reported that she and the man of the home got into a verbal argument that resulted in the suspect kicking and punching her in the stomach and striking her in the face. Marks of the assault were visible and photographed for evidence. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Edgefield County Detention Center while a warrant is obtained on the criminal domestic violence charge. The victim in this incident was transported to the Edgefield County Hospital for her injuries and as a precaution due to her pregnancy.
On Wednesday, Oct. 23, the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a break-in at a residence on Wilderness Trail. The homeowner reported that she returned home to find that the front door to her home had been forced open. She thereupon found that an estimated $10,000 worth of jewelry had been stolen from her home. While no one has yet to be charged in this crime, evidence was collected from the scene, and the investigation is continuing.
In a separate case, deputies responded to a home on Old Plank Road Friday, Oct. 25, where a trailer was reported stolen. Upon arrival, the homeowner stated that his black 5×8 single axle trailer with a dented left side fender and reflective tape on the rear gate was missing. The victim reported that he had last seen the trailer on Tuesday and had given no one permission to use it. The victim added that since August approximately $8,000 in cash had been stolen from his residence, however, he stated he had not yet reported the theft due to his suspicions as to the culprit. This crime has been turned over to the investigation unit of the ECSO.