Two arrested, one sought following attack lasting 3 hours

cwinston@thestate.comNovember 21, 2013 

— Two men have been arrested and another is sought following an three-hour-long attack that left the 25-year-old Cordova man in critical condition.

Deputies said the attack appears to have been motivated by food.

Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell announced the arrests on Thursday afternoon of Bryan Lee Rider and Jeremy Raymond Arnold. Arnold, 33, has been charged with attempted murder. Rider, 24, who is accused of hitting the victim with a potato wrapped in a sock, has been charged with first-degree assault and battery.

Deputies continue to search for Jose Antonio Rodriguez Jr., 21, who is wanted on assault and battery as well.

According to a release from the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Department, the three beat and kicked the man about the body and head in the incident, which took place at 103 Menefee Court in Cordova.

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