Crime

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.

  Newberry High student with gun in classroom gets bond, remains in jail

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

Investigators looking for gunman who robbed Family Dollar in Orangeburg

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

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

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

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

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

Deputies investigating reported armed robbery at Lexington Taco Bell

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

Arrest made in church vandalism where Bibles were ripped apart

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

  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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

CPD: 3rd suspect in Waverly Place Apts. shooting arrested in New York

The Columbia Police Department announced the arrest of a third suspect connected with an October 2018 shooting that killed a woman.

Career criminal arrested on multiple crimes related to stolen trailers, trucks, Kershaw Co. sheriff says

An Elgin man identified as a "career criminal" by Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews has been arrested and charged with multiple counts.

2 men arrested in connection to utility trailer theft in Sumter

Two men are facing charges after officials say they were caught on camera stealing a utility trailer.

Police: Man threatened to kill Mt. Pleasant officers, minorities during DUI arrest

John McKee Burgis, 56, crashed into two other cars at a red light at Chuck Dawley Blvd and Bowman Road around 8:40 p.m., according to the incident report. The officer then smelled alcohol on his breath and performed the field sobriety tests before placing Burgis under arrest for DUI, the report said

Man, woman arrested after reported fight at Rock Hill park

Police said when they tried to break up the fight - which was between two women near a soccer field at the park - they were assaulted by another man.

UPDATE: SCDC inmate apprehended after brief escape

The South Carolina Department of Corrections detained an inmate who briefly escaped custody after walking away from a work-release center in Columbia.

Stolen gun used in deadly Butler HS shooting

The suspected shooter, 16-year-old Jatwan Cuffie, is charged with first-degree murder. The victim, identified as 16-year-old Bobby McKeithen, died after he was rushed to the hospital.

Sex offender who molested child in Midlands parking lot extradited from PA

A sex offender has been exradited from Pennsylvania to Kershaw County to answer for his crimes.

UPDATE: Coroner ID’s 17-year-old killed in Richland Co. shooting late Sunday

The Richland County Sheriff's Department is investigating the shooting death of a teen late Sunday night.

Suspicious package addressed to CNN in Atlanta found at post office

The package bears a resemblance to the 14 other packages containing pipe bombs sent through the mail last week, targeting Democrats.

SCSU investigating after student was robbed at campus housing complex

Officials are investigating after a South Carolina State University student was the victim of an armed robbery, according to a school alert sent Monday morning.

Police respond as video of woman’s harassing rant sparks outrage on social media

Police say a woman told officers that the suspect threatened her with bodily injury, and she believed the threat could be carried out.

Shots fired in the air strike Orangeburg pet retreat business, deputies searching for who is responsible

Orangeburg County deputies are asking the community to help them find out who fired shots near Wolfton that came down on a pet retreat business.

OCSO: Lengthy investigation leads to two arrests, nearly $11,000 worth of meth seized

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office says they seized nearly half a pound of methamphetamine along with several other drugs from a home on Friday following a lengthy investigation.

58-year-old man identified as Beatty Road shooting victim

Richland County deputies are on the scene of a shooting incident on Beatty Road.

New safety precautions in place for popular Winnsboro Park

Safety concerns were front and center during a special meeting in Fairfield County Thursday morning.

22 indicted in connection with multi-county SC drug ring

Twenty-two people have been indicted in connection with a drug ring that spanned multiple South Carolina counties which included Berkeley, Dorchester and Sumter.

‘That’s just too extreme:’ Loris man was college roommate of suspected mail bomber

A Loris man is reflecting on his time as a college roommate of the man arrested in connection to the mass mail bombings targeting high-profile Democrats and critics of President Donald Trump.

Deputies: 11-year-old boy dead after Colleton Co. shooting

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of this young man. Please continue to pray for everyone involved,” Colleton County Sheriff R.A. Strickland said.

‘We can’t … have more animal shelters than safe havens:’ Study ranks SC 6th in rate of women killed by men

A study from the Violence Policy Center ranks South Carolina as the sixth state for its rate of women killed by men.

Police investigate suspicious death of 4-year-old in Huntersville

Officials say the preliminary investigation suggests that the death may be the result of a homicide.

SLED report: Number of violent crimes increasing in SC, property crimes decreasing

The number of violent crimes are increasing across the Palmetto state, according to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division’s 2016 crime report.

Richland Co. woman wanted after attempting to attack person with chainsaw

Richland County Deputies are asking for the community’s help locating a woman after investigators say she tried to attack someone with a chainsaw.

Deputies investigate after woman punched in the face, robbed at her home in Orangeburg

Deputies in Orangeburg County are investigating after a woman was assaulted and robbed at her home.

SC teen charged after bomb threat targeted LGBT students

Spartanburg Co. Schools District 5 officials confirmed that Radford made a bomb threat on social media against Byrnes High School and students.

UPDATE: Bond set at $10K for man who falsely reported carjacking, kidnapping

Columbia Police have charged 55-year-old Darrell Kendell Shealy after he falsely reported to police that his children were sleeping in his vehicle outside of an Extended Stay hotel on Stoneridge Drive when the car was stolen.

Winnsboro DPS investigating Wednesday night fight, shooting near Drawdy Park

Winnsboro Department of Public Safety Chief John Seibles says officers are investigating a shooting near Drawdy Park Wednesday night.