ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -
Investigators say a 54-year-old man is behind bars after he threatened to drive a tank to the sheriff's office and "blow it up."
The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office arrested Randall Dale Gregory on Friday after deputies say he made threats against Sheriff Leroy Ravenell and Chief Kenny Kinsey.
It all started on Wednesday, when a deputy responded to Gregory Complete Auto where authorities say Gregory reported batteries and tires had been stolen from vehicles at his auto shop.
An incident report states that while the deputy was taking the report, Gregory began making statements that “the OCSO is going to catch hell from him” and that “he is going to drive a tank up the Sheriff Office and blow it up.”
Investigators say Gregory continued making threats, including against Chief Kinsey, and said that he would go to his home and steal all of his things.
According to deputies, Gregory told the responding deputy sheriff, “That if he observes any Deputy Sheriff or Sheriff Leroy Ravenell on his property if he is there 'he will shoot them.’”