Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office: Man shot over turtle dispute | Crime & Courts
An Orangeburg man allegedly shot a man during a dispute over turtles, according to an incident report from the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office.
Antoine Dwayne Anderson, 46, of 1845 Kennerly Road, is facing charges of attempted murder, possession of a weapon in the course of a violent crime and obstruction of justice.
The shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. on November 12 just outside Anderson’s home, the incident report said.
Anderson told delegates he accused the man of stealing his pet turtles.
Anderson said the 58-year-old Columbia man appeared upset when he arrived at Anderson’s home.
The two of them argued outside and then a physical conflict ensued, the report states.
Anderson is said to have told delegates he went inside his home, grabbed a gun and shot the Columbia man.
Deputies claim Anderson told them he was aiming for the Columbia man’s hips.
The bullet entered the man’s left arm and went through his chest.
Anderson is said to have told delegates, “I didn’t try to kill him. I tried to shoot him in the hip and I aimed too high.”
Anderson is said to have told delegates that he initially fled the scene of the shooting so he could throw two guns into Sweetwater Lake.
He told delegates he was a convicted felon.
The delegate could not locate the guns.
Calhoun County EMS transported the injured man to Lexington Medical Center.
Judge Cassandra Keller of Calhoun County placed Anderson’s bond at $95,000 in cash or bail on Nov.
If convicted, Anderson faces 30 years in prison.
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