Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:46 AM EDT2014-08-19 12:46:09 GMT
Twenty people have been rounded up in a month as part of a crackdown on drugs in Saluda County, according to the sheriff's office.Saluda County Sheriff John Perry said most of those arrested on chargesMore >>
Twenty people have been rounded up in a month as part of a crackdown on drugs in Saluda County, according to the sheriff's office.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on byMore >>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:55:24 GMT
Deep in a mine shaft in the California desert, the body of a pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine was discovered after a search of nearly two months.More >>
A former Marine charged Tuesday with murder after the body of his alleged lover was found in an abandoned California mine shaft had been looking into how to dispose of a human body, a sheriff's investigator said.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:19:09 GMT
A Kansas City police officer is being investigated for his posts on social media, one of which claimed a photo of an Oregon murder suspect was Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old who was shot at leastMore >>
This is not Michael Brown. But a Kansas City Police Department officer may be in hot water for saying it is.More >>
(Lancaster) February 1, 2006 - America's Most Wanted will feature the case of a Lancaster murder suspect in a segment to air on Saturday, February 4th.
41-year-old David Rollins Cauthen, Jr., is wanted for the October 17, 2004, murder of his girlfriend, Brenda Steen. Steen died of multiple stab wounds and her body was found in a culvert beneath a rural highway in eastern Lancaster County.
A murder warrant was issued for Cauthen on October 19, 2004, and he was last seen at a homeless shelter in Marshville, North Carolina, three days following Steen's murder.
The America's Most Wanted segment will include a re-enactment of events surrounding Brenda Steen's murder and interviews with local residents and officials associated with the case.
Case investigators allege that on Sunday morning, October 17, 2004, David Cauthen attacked Brenda Steen near her Woodcreek Apartment home and stabbed her repeatedly as she fought for her life. Defensive wounds were found on her arms, leading investigators to believe she fought back.
After killing her, investigators say Cauthen put Brenda in the trunk of her 1992 Mazda. Brenda's car would not start, and witnesses describe seeing Cauthen working frantically on the car as it sat in the parking lot of the apartment complex where Brenda lived.
Cauthen was also seen wiping blood from the rear bumper and throwing articles in the dumpster near the car. Cauthen was eventually able to start the car, but drove less than a mile from the apartment complex before the car stalled.
Investigators say David Cauthen left the car beside the road and tried to steal a wrecker from a nearby car dealership. When that didn't work, he phoned a friend who had one. Investigators believe the friend agreed to tow the car, not knowing the body of Brenda Steen was in the trunk.
David and his friend towed the car to David’s parents' home near Thompson Road in Lancaster County. His parents were out of town on vacation.
David caught a ride back into town but eventually returned to the car, trying to make repairs. Investigators believe Cauthen pushed the car out of his parents driveway and down the road a couple of hundred yards. Investigators allege that he then pulled Brenda's body from the trunk, dragged her body into the woods and into a culvert.
Hours after dumping Steen's body, Cauthen walked to a church in nearby Union County, North Carolina, where he asked for water. A church member gave Cauthen bottled water and made calls to local shelters to find a place for Cauthen to stay.
While Cauthen waited, he fixed a ceiling fan for the church member and went to the church alter for prayer. The church member arranged for Cauthen to stay at Christ Bible Teaching Shelter in Marshville, North Carolina. A representative from the shelter drove Cauthen to Marshville where he stayed for a day and a half.
By this time, deputies had warrants for David Cauthen and his photograph was aired on local television stations. On Wednesday, October 20, 2004, Cauthen left on foot from the Christ Bible Teaching Shelter and he has not been seen since.
The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office has investigated various leads concerning the possible whereabouts of David Cauthen since October 20, 2004, but none of those leads have proven to be credible.
If anyone has information concerning the whereabouts of David Cauthen, or knowledge of Brenda Steen's murder and have not given their information to investigators, they are urged to contact the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office.
Monday, August 18 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:58:47 GMT
One lane of the interstate has been reopened after it was shut down due to a deadly crash early Monday morning. The South Carolina Highway Patrol reports the collision happened around 3:21 a.m. on theMore >>
One person is dead and five others were injured when a tire blew on the vehicle they were riding in early Monday morning on Interstate 26.
Monday, August 18 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:39:10 GMT
A home was badly damaged in a fire on Quail Rd Sunday. (Source: Beth Baldauf)
A home is likely a total loss after a fire swept through most of the structure Sunday afternoon. Crews were called to a home on Quail Lane near Trenholm Rd and found the home engulfed in flames. No injuriesMore >>
A home is likely a total loss after a fire swept through most of the structure Sunday afternoon. More >>
Sunday, August 17 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-08-18 00:10:48 GMT
Forrest Wood Cup weigh-in Sunday. (Source: Tom Round)
It was a big pay day for Anthony Gagliardi Sunday. The Prosperity native took home the $500,000 grand prize in the Forrest Wood Cup held in Columbia. Anglers from across the nation headed to Lake MurrayMore >>
It was a big pay day for Anthony Gagliardi Sunday.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:00 AM EDT2014-08-20 08:00:09 GMT
Some of the most beautiful places in South Carolina are just a short drive away from the Midlands. And some of the most interesting places in the state are right in our back yard.Local author and formerMore >>
Some of the most beautiful places in South Carolina are just a short drive away from the Midlands. And some of the most interesting places in the state are right in our back yard.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:55 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:55:40 GMT
You may not have heard of Morgan Reeves or seen any of his election ads on television. That's because the state gubernatorial candidate doesn't have any and he doesn't have any campaign contributions.More >>
Independent candidate Morgan Reeves is looking to level the playing field when it comes to campaigning for elections. More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:53:16 GMT
For many businesspeople like real estate Jennifer Harding, Fort Jackson is worth fighting for. A loss of jobs on the Army post would have an especially drastic impact on her business."It means a loss ofMore >>
The loss of 3,100 Fort Jackson personnel could have a heavy affect on businesses around the Army post. More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:30:17 GMT
A slow speed chase in Kershaw County by a 92-year-old man raised a question of how old is too old to drive. The call came in near dusk in Kershaw County. "A reckless driver headed east on I-20 towardsMore >>
A slow speed chase in Kershaw County by a 92-year-old man raised a question of how old is too old to drive. More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:52 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:52:08 GMT
The suspect wanted for shooting into an occupied Sumter home has turned himself in. Terrance D. Haynesworth, 32, was wanted by the Sumter Police for a shooting that took place on Sampson Street on MondayMore >>
Terrance D. Haynesworth turned himself after being wanted for a shooting on Sampson Street. More >>