A man told Aiken County sheriff’s deputies that three men attacked him while he was walking down Railroad Street. The man was taken to the emergency room, where he reported pain all over his body due to the men punching and kicking him repeatedly.


A man told sheriff’s deputies that he was assaulted by two men with a machete while sitting on his front porch. The two men asked the man for the time, and, as he pulled out his cell phone, they threw him to the ground and hit him with their fists. One of them then pulled out a machete and struck the man in the right side of his chest before the two ran off. The alleged attackers could not be located, and the report did not indicate the extent of the victim’s injuries.


A Batesburg resident reported that someone broke into his home by climbing through a window and took about $1,000 cash.


A Beech Island man reported to deputies that he was awakened during the night by someone going through his storage shed. He saw a man leave the shed with a cake pan, and deputies found the man in the driveway bleeding from “possibly being involved” in a nearby vehicle accident. In a separate report, a homeowner on Circle Drive reported the same man banging on his door and screaming “Let me in.” The man attempted to gain entry to the home by kicking the door and breaking a window, but was not unsuccessful. The man was not arrested, but both homeowners said they wish to press charges.