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by The Press and Standard | October 4, 2017 5:00 pm
Last Updated: October 4, 2017 at 1:49 pm
Car damaged by gunfire at Family Dollar
City police were dispatched to the Family Dollar store at 3206 Robertson Blvd. Oct. 2 at 9:06 p.m. to investigate a gunfire report.
The victim said that he was standing next to his aunt’s vehicle when he heard two gunshots coming from the roadway.
Then he noticed that the rear window of his aunt’s 2000 Saturn was broken by what appeared to be two bullet holes.
He ran into the store to tell family members what had happened and the police department was notified.
Gun arrest follows property check in parking lot
A Walterboro police officer ended up taking a man into custody the evening of Sept. 30 when he checked on people gathered in the parking lot of the Enterprise Bank of South Carolina.
Someone reported that one of the people in the parking lot was armed.
As the officer made contact with the group, he reportedly saw several holding cans of beer and called to have additional officers come to the scene.
The officer reportedly saw an open case of beer inside a car and one suspect, the man who reportedly was armed, with an open can of beer in his right front pants pocket and a handgun in his left back pants pocket.
That man, Cedric L. Ford, was arrested on a charge of unlawful carrying of a pistol.
Both Ford and a second man in the lot were also issued citations for having an open container of beer.
Stop for coffee ends with borrowed car being stolen
A member of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office was sent to the Circle C at 11109 Augusta Highway Oct. 1 at 9:42 a.m. to investigate a car theft.
The driver, a Dorchester County man, told the deputy that he had arrived at the business to purchase a cup of coffee, leaving the keys in the ignition of the 2005 Ford Escape he had borrowed from a female acquaintance.
He came out of the business a few minutes later, he said, to find the vehicle gone.
The deputy viewed the Circle C’s security camera video and watched as a white man talking on the phone walked around the vehicle before getting in and driving off.
When the car’s driver viewed the security camera footage, he told the deputy that he did not recognized the suspect.