An Orangeburg man is accused of shooting a man during a turtle dispute, according to an incident report from the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office.
Antoine Dwayne Anderson, 46, of 1845 Kennerly Road, faces charges of attempted murder, possession of a weapon while committing a violent crime and obstruction of justice.
The shooting took place on Nov. 12 around 9:30 p.m. just outside Anderson’s house, according to the incident report.
Anderson told MPs he accused the man of stealing his pet turtles.
The 58-year-old from Columbia was devastated when he arrived at Anderson’s home, Anderson said.
The two got into an argument outside and then a physical altercation ensued, the report says.
Anderson reportedly told MPs he entered his home, retrieved a gun and shot the Columbia man.
MPs say Anderson told them he was targeting the Columbia man’s hip.
The bullet hit the man’s left arm and came out of his chest.
Anderson reportedly told MPs, “I wasn’t trying to kill him. I tried to shoot him in the hip and aimed too high.
Anderson reportedly told MPs he fled the scene of the shooting first so he could throw two guns at Sweetwater Lake.
He told MPs he was a convicted felon.
MPs were unable to locate the guns.
Calhoun County EMS transported the injured man to Lexington Medical Center.
Calhoun County Magistrate Cassandra Keller set Anderson’s bond at $ 95,000 in cash or bail on November 13.
If convicted, Anderson faces up to 30 years in prison.
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