Two sisters accused of using machete to attack wheelchair-bound veteran

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Two sisters are behind bars accused of using a machete to attack a wheelchair-bound veteran.

Deputies with the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office arrested 23-year-old Briana Daniels and 25-year-old Ebony Daniels who are both charged with first-degree burglary, breaking into a motor vehicle and petit larceny.

Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said the sisters, who are from Georgia, were arrested in Augusta on April 10 and were extradited back to South Carolina on Monday.

They were extradited back to South Carolina on Monday.

"These individuals acted as if they could waltz into someone's home uninvited and assault them with no consequences," the sheriff said. "They're in for a surprise if they think there won't be a corresponding result of their actions."

The sisters' arrest stems from an incident on March 9 when deputies were called to a Salley home after an alarm company received a panic alarm at a Fire Tower Road home.

When deputies arrived they found the victim "bleeding profusely from his left forearm."

"While waiting on an ambulance to arrive, the victim, 61, told investigators during a dispute with two female acquaintances, one of the females took his machete and slashed his arm," OCSO officials said.

The victim told investigators that two women barged through his door demanding personal papers believed to be in possession of the victim.

According to the sheriff's office, the victim refused to turn over the documents until the girls replaced his radio.

"He believed the women damaged his radio when they borrowed his vehicle," OCSO officials said."When the women began rummaging through his vehicle, the victim retrieved a machete to run them off."

However, one of the women took the machete and sliced the man's arm, an incident report states.

Briana Daniels is also charged with first-degree assault and battery and possession of a weapon during a crime.

"During a bond hearing on Tuesday, Orangeburg County Magistrate Maree Williamson set bond on Ebony Daniels at $57,000," OCSO officials said."Briana Daniels' bond was set at $102,000."

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