2 men face multiple charges after home invasion in Orangeburg
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (WACH)-- According to the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Department, two Allendale County men have been charged with kidnapping and multiple other charges after a home invasion that occurred earlier this month.
Devante Rasberry,24, and Henry Ginn Jr., 25, were both charged with two counts of kidnapping, one count of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, first-degree assault and battery, discharging a firearm into a dwelling, ill treatment of animals and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.
“These individuals needed to be taking off the street immediately,” said Sheriff Leroy Ravenell. “This was a violent incident that resulted in one victim being shot, another terrorized, and a family pet killed in this senseless act.”
On September 1, a Longwood Drive couple were at their home when someone knocked on their door around 9:40 a.m. The stranger initially explained he had car trouble then pulled out a pistol while forcing his way into the home.
During a confrontation the gunman demanded a particular door be unlocked then he shot the male resident in the leg.
A second suspect entered the home, at which time the victim who had been shot had crawled into a bedroom where he retrieved a handgun and fired twice at the second man who entered the home.
The armed intruders then fled while the woman inside ran to a neighbors home to call 911.
Investigators later learned that one of the men had checked in at a Lowcounty hospital with a gunshot wound to the arm.
A tip then came in from the public claiming the suspect with a gunshot wound was involved in the Longwood incident.
Both Ginn and Rasberry were identified as the intruders and taken into custody late Sunday.
At this point, deputies believe that robbery was the motive behind the incident.
The two suspects were apprehended through a combined effort of the OCSO and agents with the US Marshals.
Both Rasberry and Ginn appeared in court on Monday before Orangeburg County Magistrate Peggy Doremus, who denied bond.