Man charged with assault after being chased by woman



Ronald Williams, 18, of 1015 Dibert St., was arrested on Monday and charged with assault and battery, second degree, for allegedly cutting a woman on her breast during an altercation while in the 500 block of East Calhoun Street about 1:20 a.m. that morning. According to an incident report from Sumter Police Department, the victim invited Williams to her residence in order to "scare" him after he allegedly made fun of her daughter on Facebook, and she began to chase him when he arrived. During the chase Williams stopped, turned around and allegedly struck the woman in her right breast. The woman later discovered that she had been cut after returning to her residence. In the report, Williams said he pulled out his knife and opened it when he was being chased and the victim ran into his knife when he stopped running and turned around. The victim, Liza Jones, 38, of 525 E. Calhoun St. Apt. 38, was arrested on Monday and charged with assault and battery, third degree, and public disorderly conduct for her actions in the incident.

Robbie Hughes, 48, of 11 Levi St., was arrested on Saturday and charged with use of a vehicle without permission, reckless driving, driving under suspension and attempted murder for allegedly attempting to run another vehicle off the road while passing over the double solid lines in the 1200 block of Pinewood Road on Friday evening. During the incident, Hughes wrecked the vehicle he was driving.


A 16-foot flatbed trailer with a 2-inch ball hitch and flip-down gate valued at $1,500 was reportedly stolen while parked in the 4100 block of Black River Road in Dalzell between 7:10 and 8 p.m. on Sunday.

Two wedding rings, unknown make, valued at $9,800 were reportedly stolen from a residence in the 1000 block of Twin Lakes Drive between 5 and 10:30 p.m. on Friday.