ORANGEBURG, S.C. (WCBD) – Sheriff Leroy Ravenell announced that two men have been charged with a September shooting of an Orangeburg County man and theft of his car.
“These two individuals showed no regard for this victim’s life when they shot him,” the sheriff said. “This was completely reckless and senseless.”
Kendall Goodwin, 29, and Dante Huggins, 28, were each charged with attempted murder, armed robbery while armed with a deadly weapon, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
During a hearing Wednesday morning, Orangeburg County Magistrate Peggy Doremus set bond on each of the men at $45,000 with a 10 percent option.
A concerned citizen called 911 around 3 a.m. on September 29 saying a man had knocked on his door asking for help.
Orangeburg County Sheriff’s investigators arrived to find a man in the caller’s backyard. The victim said he had been shot in the upper body.
The victim told investigators he had just left a night club when he stopped on a roadside to relieve himself.
He said two males approached, one pulling out a handgun and shooting him when he stated he had nothing on him.
The victim stated he apparently passed out after being shot. He awoke to find himself laying by the road in a steady rain.
At that point, he made it to two different homes before obtaining help.
“We’d like to thank the US Marshals for assisting our Special Operations team in apprehending these individuals here in Orangeburg County,” Ravenell said. “Individuals such as these need to be off the streets.”