Crime Briefs | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | November 16, 2017 5:00 pm
Last Updated: November 15, 2017 at 11:15 am
Clover Hill accidental shooting
Armed robbery with a knife
On Nov. 9 about 1:30 p.m., Walterboro Police officers responded to a possible armed robbery at 1404 Sniders Hwy.
The store clerk told officers a black male wearing a dark blue hoodie and gray sweatpants entered the store and asked how much a carton of Newport cigarettes cost. After the clerk responded, she said the suspect removed money from his pocket as if to pay for the smokes, but instead presented a knife and demanded money.
The clerk attempted to give him the entire cash drawer, but he insisted she removed the money and hand it to him. She did, and he left with the cash and the Newports.
The entire incident was captured on the business’ security cameras.
The investigation continues.
Three hunters accidently shot
Two hunters managed get accidentally shot in two separate incidents over the weekend.
On Nov. 11 in the Springtown area, a man was standing by his vehicle when a deer ran out of the woods. He shot at the deer once, but then his gun refused to shoot a second time. A fellow hunter also shot at the deer, accidently hitting the first hunter in the arm with buckshot. He was transported by private vehicle to Colleton Medical Center.
In a separate incident, a man at a hunting club was accidently shot in the leg with a shotgun by another hunter on Clover Hill Road. By the time deputies arrived, Fire-Rescue already had the man loaded in an ambulance for transport to the Medical University.
A third man was fixing his shotgun on Nov. 10 after returning home from hunting when the gun accidentally fired and the man was hit in the leg by shrapnel.
Deputy stops Maserati, makes arrest
On Nov. 11 about 8 p.m. a deputy observed a car traveling down Lowcountry Highway at an estimated 91 mph.
After stopping the vehicle, a white Maserati, the deputy discovered the driver’s license was suspended and the passenger was wanted on two active warrants in Orangeburg.
The driver got citations for DUS and speeding. The passenger got to visit the Colleton County Jail.