Orangeburg businessman charged with threatening sheriff

cwinston@thestate.comMarch 28, 2014 

Randall Dale Gregory

— An Orangeburg business was arrested Friday, charged with threatening the sheriff and another deputy.

Randall Dale Gregory, 54, of Indigo Drive made the threatening comments Wednesday to a deputy investigating a robbery at Gregory’s business, Gregory Complete Auto, according to a release from the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office.

While the deputy was taking the report, Gregory said “the OCSO is going to catch hell from him” and that “he is going to drive a tank up the Sheriff (sic) Office and blow it up.”

Gregory continued making threats including against Chief Kenny Kinsey and Sheriff Leroy Ravenell, including that “if he observes any Deputy Sheriff or Sheriff Leroy Ravenell on his property if he is there ‘he will shoot them’.”

Gregory was arrested on Friday without incident. A bond hearing is scheduled for Saturday morning.

He is charged with threatening the life of a public employee and making a bomb threat.

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