Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

ECSO Investigates Larceny of Nearly $9,000 Of Scrap Metal and Auto Parts 

A caretaker of a property on Rainbow Falls Road in North Augusta (Edgefield County) reported the theft of nearly $9,000 worth of scrap metal and auto parts Wednesday, Jan. 22.  According to a report filed by the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, the caretaker stated the property had previously been broken into around Christmas time but that he did not report that incident because only minor things were missing.  However, in this instance, the caretaker said he found an estimated $8,800 worth of items missing including several radiators from various automobiles on the property, doors and hood to a dump truck, a door to a mobile home, and various types of scrap metal including motors, rims, and tractor parts.  In his inspection of the property, the caretaker found several of the missing items on a trail cut through the woods to a neighboring home.  The caretaker stated he did not make the trail and a witness reported seeing the resident of the home with items he believed to have been taken from the property in question.  Evidence in this incident was collected from the scene, and the case was turned over to investigative unit of the ECSO.

Domestic Dispute Leads to Man Being Tasered 

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence on Monument Drive in Johnston, Tuesday, Jan. 21.  According to a report filed by the ECSO, upon arriving, deputies found a man outside the residence surrounded by several large bags.  The report states that as one deputy went to interview the female occupant of the home, the man began yelling at and swinging his fist at another responding deputy.  The deputy attempting to interview the woman went to the aid of the other deputy, and, due to the combative nature of the man, a taser gun had to be employed to subdue him.  After being stunned by the taser, the man was handcuffed and detained by law enforcement.

When an interview regarding the events that preceded the tasering was finally able to be conducted, it was determined that the woman and man have cohabited at the residence for the past month.  An argument over the man’s smoking in the home led to law enforcement being called to the residence.  In the end, the woman did not wish to pursue charges against the man.  Unfortunately for him, the ECSO did.  The man was subsequently charged with disorderly conduct, assault, and resisting arrest. He was transported to the Edgefield County Detention Center without further incident.