Woman alerts deputies about Cane Bay assault suspect after alert on Live 5 News app
BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A woman who helped deputies find an assault suspect in the Cane Bay subdivision says she learned of the situation and spotted the suspect after she got an alert about the crime on her Live 5 News phone app.
Investigators say the suspect, 31 year old Brandon Sigmon posed as a vacuum cleaner salesman and assaulted a woman at her home on Decatur Street Wednesday afternoon.
Cayce, who asked that we only use her first name, said she was doing laundry when she got the alert, then used the zoom lens on her camera to look outside her upstairs window. That's when she says she saw a suspicious man getting out of porta potty.
"I saw a white person come out of a porta potty, no shirt and just shorts and I didn't think anything of it," said Cayce.
She also saw the man go into a pond.
"Literally watched everything he did until he was in the pond, like rinsing off, taking a bath, whatever, go out put different clothes on, put on a construction vest and walked away."
Seeing that he was the only one at the construction site, Cayce decided to call 911.
If he was working there, wouldn't he have clothes on or something? He didn't have a shirt on."
Her phone call soon paid off.
"I walked outside, everything unfolded, they started a foot chase."
Deputies caught Sigmon of Summerville in a wooded area behind the Cane Bay pool, and have spent much of Thursday morning searching ponds and woods on Cane Bay for a taser and gun believed to have been used in the assault.
Cayce is glad she got the Live 5 News phone app and made the call.
"If I didn't call I don't think he would have been caught, and who knows if it could have happened tomorrow, today, anytime."
Chief Deputy Ric Ollic says the victim has been released from the hospital.
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