Man arrested for allegedly striking one victim, choking another



Junior Filogene, 36, of 1853 Amberwood Drive, was arrested on March 1 after he allegedly struck one victim in the face with an unknown object and choked a second victim on Feb. 25. According to a news release from Sumter County Sheriff's Office, the first victim left the scene after she was hit in the face and returned to get her children. Filogene allegedly followed the victim as she left the area in a vehicle with her children and attempted to run them off the road. The release states Filogene was arrested at a second location where he was reportedly lying in wait for the victims.

Robert D. Wright, 46, 3470 Narrow Paved Road, Lynchburg, was arrested on March 2 and charged with pointing and presenting a firearm for allegedly pointing a firearm at a victim while in the 3100 block of East Brewington Road in Sumter on Dec. 21, 2015.


A blue-and-red striped Lowe's 42-inch industrial riding lawn mower valued at $225; a green-and-yellow 42-inch John Deere riding lawn mower valued at approximately $1,900; and a red Tecumseh push lawn mower with a red engine valued at approximately $290 were reportedly stolen from a residence in the 2100 block of Spots Road, Wedgefield, on Saturday.

A black 5-by-10-foot utility trailer valued at $1,000 and a black 6-by-12-foot Sure-Trac tube top utility trailer valued at $1,375 were reportedly stolen from an auto shop in the 800 block of East Liberty Street between 6 p.m. on March 2 and 9 a.m. on March 3. According to an incident report from Sumter Police Department, approximately $350 in damage was caused to a 6-foot chain-link fence on the property during the incident.