Crime

TBI: Alabama authorities arrest suspect in rape of 16-month old

A Tennessee man wanted for the rape of a young child is now in custody, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Deputies: Ohio mom accused of abducting infant daughter arrested in Walterboro; child safe

Man arrested after allegedly offering to pay family for sex with son

Florida man tried to steal vending machine from apartment complex, police say

Sumter PD post cash rewards for three wanted men

SC city knew water treatment chemical was unapproved and continued to use it, lawsuit says

Deputies find meth lab in home basement, family had no idea

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  LCSD arrest man who stole a car at the Circle K on South Lake Drive

Third autopsy results show ‘non-accidental’ damage to boy found dead in rolled up in gym mat

UPDATE: Kershaw Co. sheriff releases name of Lowcountry attempted murder suspect detained after two-county pursuit

Newberry PD: Pair arrested in shooting, two more suspects sought

Woman charged with child abuse after 13-year-old special needs son found running in traffic

New Orleans man indicted in killing of Charleston Black Lives Matter activist

Gregory Bush indicted on federal hate crime charges

The man who allegedly opened fire at a local Kroger store and killed two people now faces federal hate crime charges.

USCPD investigating vehicle break-ins around campus

The University of South Carolina Police Department needs your help tracking down a suspect responsible for recent vehicle break-ins across campus.

  Police: Alabama nurse used insulin to poison husband

Huntsville investigators say Cappello, a former registered nurse, poisoned her husband with insulin and asked friends to help her get rid of the body.

Law enforcement to increase patrols as number of armed robberies rise during holiday season

Lexington County deputies are beefing up patrols for the holiday season because of the traditional increase in the amount of armed robberies.

Phoenix woman accused of taking kids with her on 2 drug buys

2 teens charged in restaurant, conveinence store armed robberies in Lexington Co.

Man arrested in connection to gun found in elementary student’s bag in Aiken

Newberry High student with gun in classroom out of jail on bond

Florida man accused of poisoning co-worker’s drink with bodily fluid

Woman charged with animal cruelty after 44 dead dogs found in freezer

  Armed robbery at home in Lexington leads officers to discover stolen gun, drugs

An armed robbery in a neighborhood in the Town of Lexington led police to discover drugs and a stolen firearm in a home.

SC deputies share ways to keep yourself safe during an active shooter situation

Lt. Danny Brown with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department knows seconds matter during an active shooter situation.

Wagner family members arrested in execution-style murders of Pike Co., OH family

It is considered the state’s biggest and most complex homicide investigation.

Lexington Co. deputies investigating shooting near elementary school that injured one

Lexington County deputies are investigating after a person was injured in a shooting early Wednesday morning.

RCSD: Man detained, charged after punching, kicking, strangling woman during a domestic violence incident (Graphic photos inside)

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department announced the arrest of a man who allegedly kicked, punched, and strangled a female victim during a domestic violence incident.

CPD: Investigators looking for male suspect linked to two armed robberies at Columbia stores

Columbia Police Department investigators have linked two armed robberies within the past week to the same male suspect. Officers are asking for the public’s help in locating him by releasing surveillance pictures of him.

Tourists, locals react to googly eyes on Nathaniel Greene statue

Whoever put googly eyes on Nathaniel Greene’s statue in Johnson Square remains a mystery. But the City of Savannah, along with Savannah Police, say they are determined to find out who vandalized the historic monument.

SC mom at a loss for words after learning daughter was beaten to death

A Midlands mom is heartbroken after learning new information regarding her daughter who was found dead inside a home on Whispering Pines Road Wednesday night, in what the coroner calls an “apparent assault.”

Investigators looking for gunman who robbed Family Dollar in Orangeburg

Investigators in Orangeburg are looking for a gunman who robbed a discount store on Tuesday.

Sheriff: Recent Richland Co. murder investigations, including deaths of 1-year-old and father, centered around drugs

Three recent Richland County Sheriff’s Department murder investigations involve drugs, gang activity, and two of the investigations even share a suspect.

‘No red flags’ from Newberry High student who fled after gun fell out of backpack, sheriff said

The schools will remain under alert mode for the remainder of the day until the situation is completely investigated. No one was injured and no shots were fired.

CPD: Man wanted for alleged sexual assault of 62-year-old woman

Fripp is considered armed and dangerous.

Reward increased as search for kidnapped 13-year-old NC girl enters second week

The search continues after more than a week for 13-year-old Hania Aguilar, who was reportedly abducted last Monday- Nov. 5 - in Lumberton.

Deputies investigating reported armed robbery at Lexington Taco Bell

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an armed robbery that happened Tuesday morning.

2 arrested after SC narcotics team uncovers murder-for-hire plot recordings with instructions, promises of payment

Manning Police and the Clarendon County Sheriff's Office have released information on a murder-for-hire plot that included instructions on how and who to kill and money to purchase the weapon.

Arrest made in church vandalism where Bibles were ripped apart

Surveillance images show a man police said broke into Ironbridge Baptist Church just before midnight Nov. 6.

Aiken officials looking for man accused of armed robbery at loan office

Aiken officials need your help to find a man connected to an armed robbery.

Second suspect in shooting that injured 18-year-old turns himself in to authorities

Deputies in Sumter County say a second suspect wanted in connection to a shooting that injured one-person last week has turned himself in to authorities.

Shooting following Homecoming party at Voorhees College kills one, injures one

A person has suffered a gunshot wound during a Homecoming event at Voorhees College late Friday night.

SC Medicaid provider sentenced to five years in prison for fraud

The owner of a counseling service in South Carolina has been sentenced to five years in prison for Medicaid fraud.

CPD: Man wanted in 2015 sex assault and murder caught in Florida

The Columbia Police Department announced the arrest of a man wanted in the sexual assault and murder of a former acquaintance in 2015.

Officers release photos of man wanted for sexual assault at Columbia apartment building

Columbia Police are hoping the community can help them identify and locate a man wanted in connection to a sexual assault that happened last weekend at an apartment building.

  Orangeburg deputies arrest seventh suspect wanted in connection to fatal home invasion

Orangeburg deputies announced they have located and arrested the seventh and final suspect wanted in connection with the home invasion that left one-person dead late last month.

Sheriff on active shooter situation: 'Everyone did exactly what they were supposed to do’

Faulty mechanical equipment which was making a sound that resembled gunfire is believed to have led to calls of an active shooter situation at Topsail High School. No evidence of a shooter was ever found and no injuries were reported.

Camden Police looking for man accused of inappropriately touching woman while she walked at a park

Police in Camden need your help finding a man who they say inappropriately touched a woman while she was walking at a park.

Trio of women arrested for trying to smuggle contraband into SC prisons

A trio of women were taken into custody last week after trying to bring contraband into prison o three different occasions.

Coroner IDs victims who died following ‘apparent assault’ in Richland Co.

The Richland County Coroner's Office has identified the two people who died during an apparent assault late Wednesday.

Upstate sheriff announces disturbing details, arrests in brutal beating of grocery store owner, wife

Two men have been arrested in connection with the brutal attack on a Greenville County grocery store owner and his wife, who was also shot, according to interim Greenville County Sheriff Johnny Mack Brown.

Man shot, killed by unknown suspect in Clarendon Co.

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the Nov. 6 shooting death of a man at a Paxville Highway residence.

Man arrested after allegedly trying to take over school bus, drive off with 41 kids

The suspect was arrested and could face several attempted kidnapping charges.

Man wanted in connection to wallet theft in Sumter

The Sumer County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who is wanted for questioning in connection to a wallet theft.

Deputies looking for person involved in armed robbery at Bojangles in Lugoff

Kershaw County Deputies need help finding a person who was caught on camera robbing a fast food restaurant.

RCSD: Two people wanted in motor vehicle theft at Obama Store, victim charged for chasing them in stolen vehicle

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is requesting the community’s assistance in identifying two people wanted for a motor vehicle theft that aired on the show Live PD.

UPDATE: 7th suspect wanted in deadly Orangeburg shooting, sheriff says

The suspects, from the Midlands and the Lowcountry, have been arrested in connection to the Oct. 27 home invasion that killed a man in his Geneva Road home.

Search for kidnapping 13-year-old NC girl enters second week

The FBI is issuing a $15,000 reward for information that leads to the location of 13-year-old Hania Aguilar, who was reportedly abducted Monday in Lumberton.

Police: No claims of bullying in Butler High School deadly shooting

On Monday, Oct. 29, 16-year-old Jatwan Craig Cuffie shot and killed 16-year-old Bobby McKeithen in the hallways of Butler High School in Matthews.

FBI following 50 leads in investigation into kidnapping of 13-year-old NC girl forced into SUV

An Amber Alert has been issued for a 13-year-old girl who was kidnapped after being forced into a vehicle Monday morning just before 7 a.m.

Woman captures North Charleston shooting on Snapchat while escaping bullets

A woman captured the moment gunshots went off at a party in North Charleston this past weekend.

  ‘We have a community problem:’ Innocent father of 16 killed in gang-related crossfire while taking out trash

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott expressed sadness in the recent arrests of three teens in the killing of an innocent man taking out of his trash during a gang-related shooting.

VIDEO: Irmo PD warns residents to lock vehicles after surveillance catches masked person near cars

They say a masked person was caught on camera trying to break into a car Saturday night in the Hillcreek subdivision off of Lake Murray Boulevard and Irmo Drive.

FBI: Top-10 most wanted fugitive recently seen in Mt. Pleasant

Carlson was seen there two weeks ago.

Swansea man wanted in connection to four shoplifting incidents

Police in Swansea are asking for help finding a man wanted for shoplifting.

3 arrested, accused of pretending to collect money for 6-year-old with cancer

The suspects allegedly downloaded a picture of the girl from a local news website and went door-to-door asking for money.

Woman dubbed “South Park Susan” from viral harassment video turns herself in to NC police

Susan Westwood, 51, voluntarily turned herself in to the Sunset Beach, North Carolina Police Department Saturday.

Attorneys make arguments in Michael Slager federal appeal case

The defense attorney for the former North Charleston cop convicted of killing an unarmed man says the court seemed "interested" in issues raised in oral arguments Thursday.

Missing man killed, possibly fed to hogs for stealing cocaine, according to warrant

A Durham man who has been missing since January may have been killed and fed to hogs as retaliation for stealing cocaine from a local drug dealer, according to a new search warrant.

911 calls released, new warrant issued as police look for woman in viral harassment video

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, officers listened to the content of the 911 calls and signed a misdemeanor warrant for misuse of the 911 system against 51-year-old Susan Jane Westwood, Tuesday.

Former Director of Communications for Fifth Circuit Solicitor’s Office pleads guilty to fraud

The former director of communications for suspended 5th Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson pleaded guilty in federal court on Thursday.

Richland Co. deputies searching for subject following shooting incident on Parklane Road

Richland County deputies are investigating after an altercation on Thursday led to shots being fired on Parklane Road.

Officers searching for man in connection with armed robbery at Sumter Pawn Shop

Officers in Sumter are asking for the community’s help locating a man wanted in connection to an armed robbery at a pawn shop on October 5.

Deputies: 6 teenagers arrested after assault video circulates on social media

Deputies are investigating a reported assault Tuesday that involved multiple people, some of whom are believed to be high school students.

Son of accused Florence gunman says yes, then no to preliminary hearing without counsel

Seth Hopkins, 28, is the son of Fred Hopkins, 74, who is charged with two counts of murder and five counts of attempted murder in what investigators are calling an ambush on law enforcement.

Deputies: SC woman accused of burning 8-year-old sister’s hands as punishment

Richland County deputies say Talisha Fason, 23, has been charged with unlawful conduct toward a child after allegedly forcing her 8-year-old sister’s hands under hot water, causing the burns on the top of her hands.

Sumter woman charged with using credit card from victim at healthcare center

Deputies say between Oct. 9 and Oct. 10, Chin allegedly used the card four times for unauthorized charges totaling about $600.

Police looking for person who broke into car at Lexington gym

Police are looking for a person who they say broke into a car and stole a wallet last month at a gym in Lexington.

‘I hope they come forward’: Grieving mother asks for justice in shooting death of son, 1-year-old grandson

Deputies are still following leads, but the case remains under investigation. We have yet to learn why the crime happened and who is responsible.

UPDATE: Sumter PD identify person of interest in fatal drive-by shooting, offer reward for information

Sumter Police are investigating a fatal drive-by shooting on Tuesday night on South Salem Road.

Girlfriend sentenced to 15 years for killing of former SC State football player

A woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the killing of a former SC State football player.