Investigators search for man who threatened to kill woman in August

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Courtesy of the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Leroy Ravenell announced that investigators are seeking an Orangeburg man wanted in an August assault case in which he threatened to kill a woman.

“Our investigation revealed this started a verbal argument that led to his escalating the dispute to hitting this victim,” the sheriff said. “Then he pulls out a handgun and begins firing it in this residential area.”

Ravenell said warrants have been obtained for 18-year-old Davonta Charley for first-degree assault and battery, discharging a firearm into a dwelling and pointing and presenting a firearm.

The warrants are the results of an August 5 incident in which Charley started a verbal altercation with a woman over her fidelity.

According to a warrant, the B Street man struck the woman multiple times at a Roosevelt Gardens location, then pulled out a handgun while shouting, “I will kill you!”

The subject then fired the weapon, striking an apartment across the street.

Investigators say Charley is wanted as a person of interest in a homicide as well.

If anyone has any information on Charley’s location, they are asked to call the OCSO at 803-534-3550 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, midlandscrimestoppers.com, or by using the P3 Tips app.

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