Two home invasions reported in Powdersville

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There were two home invasions in the Powdersville area on Tuesday, Sept. 9. The first home invasion took place around 3 am at 113 Roe Road off Hwy. 153 in Powdersville. The second incident took place on River Road Circle around 7 am.

According to reports, the Roe Road homeowner, Steven Duncan, was asleep on the couch and was awakened by a white male with no shirt.  The homeowner did not know this individual and called him out.   The unknown male then fired one shot, striking the home owner in the arm and immediately fled the scene. The Pelzer Rescue Squad responded and transported Duncan to the hospital for treatment of his wound.  Deputies Scott and Chandler responded.  

In the second incident on River Road Circle, the homeowner, Ronald Messer, reported he was asleep on the couch and was awakened by unknown suspects wearing all black and demanding drugs. Messer told the suspects that he didn’t have any drugs and offered the money he had in his pockets.  The suspects took his money and tied him up. 

They then went to the bedroom and asked the spouse about the drugs and when suspects realized that the two didn’t have any knowledge regarding drugs, the spouse was tied-up and the suspects fled.