The search continues for two men accused of shooting taxi driver Macedonia Gallman and leaving him in a ditch on July 27.
Sheriff Lee Foster says that investigators are following every possible lead in the case, and they are asking the public to bring forward any information that might help solve the case.
“We believe that someone in the public has the information we need to break this case,” said Foster. “We are asking anyone with any information about this case to please contact us immediately, so that these dangerous individuals can be removed from society.”
Foster said a “sizable” reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspects responsible for this crime.
Gallman remains hospitalized and in serious condition, according to Foster.
“He is still on a ventilator and had to undergo a third surgery on Monday for an infection in his stomach related to the shooting,” said Foster.
Friends and family have established a fund at Wachovia Bank to assist Gallman with ongoing medical expenses. If you would like to assist the victim with these expenses, you can go to the Newberry branch of Wachovia bank and make a contribution. The account is listed as C & C Commute.
A BAD PICKUP
Around 11 p.m. on July 27, Gallman was called to pick up two men near Newberry Academy on Smith Road. The men asked Gallman to take them to Belfast Road.
Later, C & C Commute dispatchers called police to report that Gallman could not be reached and was missing.
Deputy Rusty Fulmer had seen a C & C cab while he was helping remove a fallen tree from Mudlick Road, and when he heard the call, the deputy went in search of the cab.
Fulmer found Gallman lying in a ditch near Mudlick Road and Highway 56 and shot twice.
As Sheriff’s Lt. Garrett Lominack headed to Mudlick Road, he found the cab wrecked in a ditch on Belfast Road near Belmont Church Road.
It was a rainy night, and bloodhounds were unable to track the suspects.
If you have any information about this case, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 321-2211 or www.newberrycountysheriff.com. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CrimeSC, www.sccrimestoppers.com or text your tip to "TIPSC plus your message" to CRIMES (274637).