Woman with charged with domestic violence after cutting husband
By HEATHER RUPPE
A Cottageville woman allegedly attacked her husband with a knife last week, sending him to the hospital with a severe laceration.
Raeona K. Turner, 43, is charged with High and Aggravated Criminal Domestic Violence for the incident.
According to a Cottageville Police Department incident report, an officer was doing a property check at the Cottageville Express on July 6th when a man approached the officer and asked that someone check on his parents, who were fighting earlier. The man said when he returned to the house, there was a “Lot of blood” on the back steps of his house and the door was locked. That’s when he left and sought help from an officer.
The Cottageville officer called for another unit to assist him, and then he went to the Clydeville Lane residence to investigate the man’s claims.
As the officer was standing at the door of the house, he saw a woman – Turner – trying to leave the residence. When the officer spoke with the woman, she said that everything was alright, and that she and her husband had argued earlier. When the officer asked where the blood came from, the woman said she and her husband were arguing when her husband picked up a step stool. She thought he was going to hit her, so she grabbed a knife.
“She stated that he turned toward her with the step stool, she stabbed him,” the report states.
The woman also said she had taken her husband to the hospital.
When the officers went inside the house, the officer said in his report that he noticed a “large amount of blood all over the floor and appliances,” he said.
The man was located at Colleton Medical Center, where he was receiving treatment for a stab wound to his left forearm.
The woman was arrested, and taken to the Colleton Detention Center. This case is still under investigation.
Water goes into Colleton man’s gas tank
A man reported to authorities that someone put water in his gas tank. The incident was reported on June 23rd, when the man went to the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office headquarters and filed the report. According to the victim, this incident took place at his residence, located in Round O. The case is being investigated as damage to a vehicle.
Fire-Rescue building site of attempted break-in
Law enforcement officers were called to Pierce Road on June 24th when an unknown person tried to break into a Colleton County Fire-Rescue station. According to a Colleton County Sheriff’s Office incident report, an unknown suspect tried to enter Station No. 34. There are no known suspects at the time, and nothing is reported as being stolen, the report states.
Man leads cops on low-speed chase
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Man caught choking woman inside parked car
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Colleton man drives 10 miles before stopping for blue lights
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Woman caught littering
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