Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:34:08 GMT
Authorities in North Carolina say a Greenwood man, who posed as a pastor and state law enforcement agent, was part of an elaborate scheme to steal money from people who believed they had found an onlineMore >>
Authorities in North Carolina say a Greenwood man, who allegedly posed as a pastor and state law enforcement agent, was part of an elaborate scheme to steal money from men who believed they had found an online friend who was comfortable enough to share nude photos of herself with them.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:55:20 GMT
The driver of a 2002 Chrysler 300 who was killed on Highway 215 on Monday afternoon was not wearing a seatbelt, the South Carolina Highway Patrol said. Highway Patrol Sgt. Bob Beres said the crash happenedMore >>
The driver of a 2002 Chrysler 300 who was killed on Highway 215 on Monday afternoon was not wearing a seatbelt, the South Carolina Highway Patrol said.More >>
Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:42 AM EDT2014-07-30 11:42:31 GMT
Douglas Clayton O'Neal's fate was seemingly decided on June 12, 1991.As a 31-year-old man, O'Neal, a man prosecutors called a pimp and a serial killer, was found guilty by a jury of his peers for the secondMore >>
Douglas Clayton O'Neal's fate was seemingly decided on June 12, 1991.More >>
Former Saluda County Sheriff Jason Booth appeared in a Richland County courtroom Thursday afternoon to answer to charges of misconduct in office.
Booth resigned from office last week after a Grand Jury indicted him on those charges. He's accused of using an inmate for work on his private property during a period of almost six years.
A judge granted Booth a $10,000 personal recognizance bond.
He left the courtroom without talking to reporters.
According to Second Circuit Solicitor J. Strom Thurmond, the indictment alleges that Booth used the services of an inmate on loan to Saluda County from the South Carolina Department of Corrections to assist in building, constructing, and working on his private property in Saluda County between January 1, 2006 and October 28, 2011.
The use of this inmate for Booth's personal gain, according to the indictment, breached his duties to the public of good faith, honesty, and accountability.
Governor Haley on Tuesday signed an order appointing Luther Harris Nossett Jr. of Batesburg-Leesville to the post.
There was little hesitation from the Fairfax County, Virginia retiree when the call came Friday asking him to take the reins in Saluda County under a less than ideal situation.
"I have a lot of training and experience that was paid for by citizens along the way in my prior careers," said Nossett. "It's just an opportunity to return some of that to a community that might need my services."
Since his appointment, he's been a calming force, both for deputies and the community in the stress and anxiety that's come with Booth's investigation.
"Last week was extremely hard," said Chief Deputy W.R. Freeman. "This week has not been as near as hard. The transition, like I said, it was very smooth."
Nossett's no stranger to Saluda County. He volunteered as a reserve on cold cases and criminal investigations for several years.
"He knows how the day to day operations work," said Freeman. "He helped us with a lot of investigations, some very big burglary investigations."
Now, the former major and Boeing Security official is working his way through the department, one employee at a time.
"My intentions within the next couple of weeks, as soon as I can get to each of them, is to meet with every employee in a one on one to give them the opportunity to express any idea or concern or ask any questions that they might have," said Nossett.
The goal, continue serving the community, while laying the foundation for the next sheriff in November.
"I believe the majority of the community trusts the deputies here and the staff," said Nossett. "The actions of one individual do not taint the entire organization."
Over the next several weeks Nossett will continue to meet with members of the county council and administration to let them know what's going on within the sheriff's office.
Republican Pat Griffith and Democrat John C. Perry will face off in November for the seat vacated by Booth. Both won their respective primaries on June 12th.
Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:11 AM EDT2014-07-30 13:11:23 GMT
A Midlands man is facing a federal indictment for weapons possession in connection to the shooting death of a young girl at a birthday party earlier this year.The indictment names 27-year old Warren McDaniel.More >>
A Midlands man is facing a federal indictment for weapons possession in connection to the shooting death of a young girl at a birthday party earlier this year.More >>
Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:30:30 GMT
A Richland County sheriff's deputy was involved in a traffic accident near Interstate 77 and Two Notch Rd Friday, Lt. Curtis Wilson with the Richland County Sheriff's Department said. Wilson said theMore >>
The Richland County Sheriff's Department has fired a deputy who ran a red light and caused an accident Friday night.More >>
Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:40:36 GMT
Columbia Police have released surveillance photos of a man wanted for robbing a bank Tuesday on Beltline Blvd.Police say the Community Bank on West Beltline Blvd. was robbed Tuesday at about 11 a.m. TheMore >>
Columbia Police have released surveillance photos of a man wanted for robbing a bank Tuesday on Beltline Blvd.More >>
Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:38:32 GMT
The financial situation at Kershaw Health could be improving.Fitch Ratings upgraded its outlook for KershawHealth from negative to stable this week. But the global rating agency also downgraded KershawHealth'sMore >>
The financial situation at Kershaw Health could be improving.More >>