Crime briefs for Nov. 5

  • Posted: Monday, November 4, 2013 11:33 p.m.
    UPDATED: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 6:43 a.m.

Man allegedly injects self with alcohol

A 22-year-old Williston man allegedly injected himself with whiskey using syringes he had just purchased, according to the Aiken Department of Public Safety.

The incident happened about 8:40 p.m. at a drugstore on Whiskey Road, according to the report. A man purchased syringes and entered the store’s restroom.

“The suspect was pretending to be on the phone with his grandmother, but the pharmacist noticed the suspect’s contact list was displayed on his telephone,” the report stated.

Through the crack in the stall door, an officer saw the suspect place a syringe in his pocket, according to the report. The suspect exited the stall, and after seeing the officers, grabbed his stomach and closed the door again. He then placed an item in the toilet and flushed it.

The suspect exited the stall again and gave consent to search him. He told officers he had been drinking all day and used the syringe to inject Jack Daniels whiskey into his body. Officers could see blood coming from his arm and his vein bulging.

“The suspect stated that he was a heroine addict and just recently left a rehabilitation facility,” the report stated.

He was placed on trespass notice for the pharmacy. Because his driver’s license was suspended, he was charged with failure to surrender a suspended driver’s license.

Man shot after alleged verbal altercation

A Salley man was transported to the hospital after being shot in the foot on Sunday night, according to the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident happened about 7 p.m. at a home on Larry Trail in Wagener, according to a sheriff’s report. The Sheriff’s Office was called by the Wagener Police Department to assist.

A complainant told officers that four subjects arrived at her home and began yelling at her, the report stated. One of the subjects pulled out a shotgun and began waving it around, and the complainant told the subjects multiple times to leave.

The complainant said the subjects refused to leave, and she then heard a gunshot come from the side of the home, according to the report. The subjects told officers they came to the home to make contact with a man regarding one of the subjects giving another money.

At some point, one of the subjects pulled out a pistol and shot the victim, a 22-year-old man, in the foot, according to the report. He was transported to Aiken Regional Medical Centers and told investigators he did not want to press charges.

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