Sheriff: Suspect arrested after firing on former girlfriend’s new man

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ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Investigators have arrested a man accused of firing on his former girlfriend’s new boyfriend.

The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office arrested 26-year-old Carvin Elmore in Dorchester County.

“This individual was apparently angered at his former girlfriend having found another,” Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said. “These two had already had a verbal confrontation about this matter a week or so previous.”

The sheriff’s office says Elmore was taken into custody with the assistance of Dorchester County deputies at a location in that jurisdiction after Orangeburg County Sheriff’s investigators developed information on his whereabouts.

An Orangeburg County man told investigators that on March 13 he was traveling on Tug Town Road near Holly Hill when he spotted a vehicle he believed was that of Elmore’s.

“As he drew closer to the truck, an occupant opened fire on the man’s vehicle, striking the window and eventually the man himself,” OCSO officials said.

A report states the victim managed to drive himself to the Eutawville Police Department where authorities there observed he had been struck in the upper body.

Elmore is facing charges of attempted murder, discharging a weapon into a vehicle, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime.

A bond hearing for Elmore is scheduled for Saturday at the Orangeburg County Law Enforcement Complex.

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