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Deputies respond to home invasion
Deputies responded to a possible home invasion on Dec. 19 at 24700 Augusta Hwy.
According to the dispatch caller, a sibling was attempting to break into the home with a baseball bat. She had locked herself in a room in the home, fearing for her safety.
When deputies arrived, the suspect was not at the scene but was found at a nearby residence.
The deputies said a rear window was broken in.
Deputies arrested David Allen Ferguson on charges of attempted murder.

Satanic symbols on car
On Dec. 19 a caller reported someone was writing satanic symbols on his vehicle.
Arriving deputies said the man was agitated, saying there was a drawing of a woman and a horse with its neck cut in the vehicle. Deputies reported they saw no woman and no horse, just frost on the vehicle.
Due to the man’s increasing delusions, deputies decided to take the man to the hospital for evaluation. The man was admitted into ICU due to complications with his diabetes, which medical staff said could cause hallucinations.

Student reportedly threatens to shoot up school
Deputies responded to Northside Elementary School on Dec. 18 after a teacher said students reported a student put on a paintball mask and told them he was going to shoot up the school. The students said the suspect had his hand in his bookbag as if he had a gun, they told deputies.
The student admitted to putting on the paintball mask, but said he did not say he was going to shoot up the school. No weapons were found.

Student kicks in door
A student apparently kicked in the locked door into the gym at Colleton County High School on Dec. 18.
A teacher, the assistant principal and deputies watched a video of the incident. The student will be charged with malicious injury to property through DJJ and Colleton County Family Court.

Stun gun at middle school
A student was charged with carrying a weapon on school property through DJJ and Colleton County Family Court on Dec. 18.
Deputies responding said they found a “Mace Brand Stun Light” on the student. The weapon was seized and the suspect released to his family.

Man stabbed
A woman was charged with second-degree assault and battery after a man reported she stabbed him in the arm.
The man showed deputies a wound on his left upper arm. He allegedly said the two were arguing but he wasn’t sure what he did to get stabbed.
Deputies responded to the woman’s home and found her car, reportedly with blood and the knife still inside.
The man refused to go to the hospital.
The woman was arrested for assault and battery, second degree.

Man reports being run over
A Sniders Highway man reported to deputies he was run over by a vehicle on Dec. 20.
The man reportedly told deputies he was attempting to break up a fight between his mother and a man when the man got in his car and “intentionally” drove forward and ran over his foot, striking his right arm on the side rear mirror.
The man was interviewed at the hospital, where deputies said they saw severe bruising on the top of his right foot, but no visible injury to his arm.
A warrant for assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature has been issued for the suspect.

Man reports burns
Deputies were contacted by SLED on Dec. 20 regarding a report from a S.C. senator about a Cottageville man.
Deputies reported the man had been claiming he was burned by an unknown source for over a year. The man said he thinks the burns are from stolen military weapons. He first reported the incidents in November 2017.
Deputies spoke with personnel at the Charleston Naval Weapons Station regarding weapons that utilize EMPs to burn, who said no information would have been released, even if such a weapon exists.
The first week in December, Coastal Electric Cooperative made a full sweep of the property with meters designed to isolate and confirm the presence of electrical current. Results were negative.
Any further reports will be reported to the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office and SLED.

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