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OCSO Arrests Honea Path Woman and Seneca Man on First Degree Burglary Charges

Steven Earl Medlin

Crystie Lynn Campbell

(Walhalla, SC)-------------------------------An investigation by the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office into an assault at a Seneca area motel last Friday evening has led the arrest of a Honea Path woman, and a Seneca man, on charges of First Degree Burglary.

45 year old Crystie Lynn Campbell, of French Road, was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center last Friday, March 3rd, around 10:10pm. Campbell was also charged with one count each of Assault and Battery – 2nd Degree and Possession of a Weapon during Commission of a Violent Crime in relation to the same incident.

32 year old Steven Earl Medlin was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 11:56am last Saturday, March 4th. Medlin was also charged with Assault and Battery – 3rd in regards to the same incident.

Deputies from the Uniform Patrol Bureau responded to the Days Inn location, on N. Radio Station Road, the evening of March 3rd to begin an investigation in regards to a report of an assault. After arriving on scene, deputies were told that Campbell had entered the motel room armed with a knife and threatened to use the knife on the victim.

A few minutes later, a second altercation occurred. During the time of this altercation, deputies were informed that Medlin had entered the hotel room of the victim as well as assaulting the victim.

Based on evidence that was gathered during the investigation, it was determined that Campbell had entered the motel room without consent at nighttime, armed with a knife and attempting to cause a physical injury to the victim. An arrest warrant also states that Campbell stuck the victim with her hands.

According to the arrest warrants obtained against Medlin, Medlin is accused of entering the motel room without consent and with the intent to commit a crime. Medlin is also accused of placing the victim in a headlock.

Campbell was released from the Oconee County Detention Center after posting bond. Campbell received a combined $25,000 surety bond.

At this time, Medlin remains in jail on a combined $11,087.50 surety bond.

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation. Due to the nature of the crime, the Sheriff’s Office will not be releasing the name of the victim.

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