Deputies searching for man accused of assaulting, threatening to kill woman

Deputies searching for man accused of assaulting, threatening to kill woman
The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office is looking for 18-year-old Davonta Charley who is wanted for first-degree assault and battery, discharging a firearm into a dwelling and pointing and presenting a firearm. (Source: OCSO)

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Deputies are searching for a man who is accused of assaulting and threatening to kill a woman.

The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office is looking for 18-year-old Davonta Charley who is wanted for first-degree assault and battery, discharging a firearm into a dwelling and pointing and presenting a firearm.

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

The arrest warrants are the results of an August 5 incident in which Charley started a verbal altercation with a woman over her fidelity, according to the sheriff’s office.

According to a report, Charley 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,” OCSO officials said."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 Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, midlandscrimestoppers.com, or by using the P3 Tips app.

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