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Crime Blotter

Dog Killed and Man Bitten in Two Separate Animal Calls

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to an animal at large call at Currytown Town Rd. North Augusta (Edgefield County) on Sun., Mar. 23.  According to the complainant, dogs belonging to the resident of 550 Currytown Rd. attacked her sister’s dogs, killing one and causing injuries to the other that resulted in its hospitalization.  The resident from the aforementioned address did acknowledge that the dog’s were his but said his dogs have never bothered anyone before.  He also admitted he was unaware of the leash law in Edgefield County.  He further stated he was not going to be paying for the damages caused by his dogs.  This case has been forward to the investigation and animal control divisions of the ECSO.

In a separate incident, the ECSO responded to Ashwood Dr. in North Augusta (Edgefield County) on Thursday, Mar. 20.  An eighty-six year old resident of the neighborhood said that as he was out walking down the street, a small black dog and a large black lab ran out of from 128 Ashwood Dr. and approached him in the road.  The man stated the lab charged at him and bit him on the leg near his knee, causing him to fall onto his other knee.  The ECSO did photograph the man’s injuries for evidence.  ECSO deputies did locate both dogs at the reported address but were unable to make contact with the homeowner.  The Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) as well as the animal control unit of the ECSO were notified of the incident.  The ECSO is to pursue an animal at large charge for the owner of the dogs.

Guns Stolen from Woodlawn Rd.

A total of four guns were reported stolen from a residence on Woodlawn Rd. in Clarks Hill (Edgefield County) on Sunday, Mar. 23.  According to a report filed with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, the homeowner left the residence for about an hour an a half.  Upon his return, he found his door open and the firearms missing.  The stolen guns included a .410 shotgun, a 12 gauge shotgun, a 22 semi-automatic rifle, and a .38 caliber revolver.  Evidence was collected from the scene, the incident is under investigation by the ECSO.

Charges Filed for Damage Done to Layman’s Nursery

Layman’s Nursery on Edgefield Rd. in Trenton sustained over $2000 in damages after off-road vehicles rode through different sections of the facility without permission Sunday, Mar. 23.  Several plants as well as sprinkler heads and plant covers received damage as a result of the incident.  According to a report filed by the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, tire tracks from a four wheeler and dirt bike were found at the scene.  While responding to the call, ECSO deputies heard a dirt bike in the woods.  They observed the dirt bike turn in at a residence on Rock Creek Road when the rider noticed the deputies.  Deputies found the teenage rider of the dirt bike at the Rock Creek residence.  The seventeen year old admitted to deputies that he and another teenager of the same age as well as a juvenile did ride through the facility after midnight Sunday night, causing the damage.  The other teenager and the juvenile in this case were found hiding in the Rock Creek residence.  They, too, subsequently admitted their parts in the incident. 

Deputies arrested the two seventeen year olds in this case, and they were taken to the Edgefield County Detention Center.  Charges against the two for malicious injury to personal property greater than $2000 but less than $10,000 are pending.  The juvenile in this case was also charged with malicious injury to personal property and given a court date.  He was released into the custody of his parents.

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