Man detained on assualt, damage charges

A detained Aiken man is accused of assaulting a man, damaging a law enforcement patrol car and kicking an officer, according to the Aiken Department of Public Safety.


Gary Antonio Robinson, 31, of Greenville Street in Aiken, was charged with two counts of second-degree assault and battery and one count of damaging city property. He was placed in the Aiken County detention center, where he remained on Monday afternoon.


The incident happened on York Street about 12:40 p.m. on Sunday, according to a report. Officers arrived at a convenience store there and found the victim “bleeding profusely” from the facial area with blood and dirt on his clothes. The victim said he had just been beaten.


The complainant said a man had been in the convenience store before the victim arrived and was allegedly “bragging about having just beaten a man,” according to the report. The suspect left the store and was seen walking east on Hampton avenue.


Officers went looking for the suspect and found Robinson wearing clothing that matched the description given by the complainant and the victim, according to the report.


After being placed into a patrol car, Robinson allegedly began tearing wires out of the door panel area, and then pulled the rear radar antenna from the rear window, according to the report. Robinson then began to spit in the back of the car and tried several times to spit on officers.


Robinson also tried to kick out windows in the car and even kicked one of the officers trying to restrain him, the report stated.


Sheriff’s office seeking burglary information

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about a burglary a store on Columbia Highway on Saturday.


Numerous handguns were reportedly stolen from Outdoors Unlimited, Capt. Eric Abdullah said in a statement.


Officers went to the business after an alarm alert, according to the statement. They found that the business had been burglarized through the main door.


Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 803-648-6811, or CrimeStoppers of the Midlands at 888-CRIME-SC.