CAMDEN (AP) ó The Kershaw County sheriff says his deputies arrested a man who shot a trespasser on his land.


Sheriff Jim Matthews said 46-year-old James Andrew Davis of Greenville saw a pickup truck driving on land in Camden that he leases for a hunting club. At around 2 a.m. Saturday, Matthews says Davis fired several shots in the air as the truck was driving off the property. One shot went through the pickupís cab, injuring the victim.


The sheriff says property owners canít legally shoot at trespassers who arenít threatening them, especially if they are trying to leave the property.


Davis is charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. A phone listing couldnít be found, and court records didnít show an attorney.