A 56-year-old Orangeburg man is accused of pistol-whipping his 17-year-old daughter.
Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office
Shellie C. Keitt Jr., of 113 Fox Run Court, is charged with unlawful conduct toward a child and pointing and presenting a firearm at a person. He was taken into custody on Friday.
Warrants allege that Keitt pointed a firearm at his daughter’s head and then “struck her about the face, scratching her left eye.”
According to an incident report, a woman called law enforcement on June 4 after she saw the bloodied teen run to a neighbor’s house.
The 17-year-old had a bleeding eye and bruises, the report said. She was barefoot and covered in what appeared to be dirt.
The woman drove the teen to a nearby Dollar General and bought her a pair of shoes so her feet wouldn’t burn on the hot pavement while they waited for deputies.
The teen claimed Keitt attacked her in a dispute about missing guns, the report said. She told deputies she didn’t know anything about the missing firearms.
When deputies spoke with Keitt, he allegedly told them that he’d become upset about the missing firearms. Keitt claimed he and his daughter got into a “scuffle” and she fell, injuring her eye, the report states.