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 >>
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After several months of inactivity in the relatively quiet Columbia neighborhood, another runner has reported seeing a naked man in Shandon.
Jenn Covington and her girlfriend were running near a vacant house at the corner of Heyward Street and S. Walker Street Saturday morning around 8:30 when they noticed something strange.
"She turned her head to say something to me," said Covington, "She saw him first."
"Did you see what that guy was doing?" asked Jenn's running partner.
They stopped in their tracks to realize that the man was standing with his shorts down and performing a lewd act on himself.
At that point, Jenn says her emotions took over. "I was just so mad," said Covington. She did not retreat, but instead turned around and ran toward him. "I gotta get something on him," she said.
"He pulled up his pants and hightailed it to his car and sped out as fast as he could," said Covington. She could not see a license plate on the mid-90's white SUV, but did say he took off so quickly the back end fishtailed as he drove away.
As she was chasing him, she was also calling the Columbia Police Department, remembering similar reports of naked men exposing themselves to other women in the area.
Covington described the man as white and standing 5'10-6'0 with short, dark hair. She said he was slim with a fit body. He had blue and white shorts on with a gray shirt over his face.
Indecent exposure incidents were also reported in the same area in mid-to-late December 2011 and in early January 2012.
In those incidents, a naked man was seen performing a lewd act upon himself while women were jogging on several streets in the Shandon and Heathwood neighborhoods between the hours of 5:30 and 6:45 a.m.
Victims described that man as being white between the ages of 40 and 50 years old, approximately 5' 8" tall, weighing between 150-180 pounds with a medium build. They also said he may have a "low haircut" or is possibly balding.
A January 29 report places a nude man in a car on Monroe Street.
The female victim reported seeing the man in a silver sedan, possibly a Honda or Prius, around 4:45 p.m. while she was jogging in the neighborhood.
According to the victim in that case, the man allegedly asked her for directions.
The victim says when she approached the vehicle she noticed that the man was naked from the waist down and was fondling himself and then he drove away.
The men in the December and January incidents are described a bit differently than the person in the most recent case.
The driver is described as white, possibly between the ages of 30 to 40 years old and was last seen wearing a white T-shirt.
Police are still investigating all of the incidents. It is unclear if any of them are connected.
Police Chief Randy Scott says this is no laughing matter.
"This may be someone who is doing this now, but that cannot be tolerated. That cannot be tolerated in the community and we have to make sure that that person is taken off the street," said Scott in February.
Covington says it's a shame that people in the area feel threatened, but she's not altering her running plans. She went back the very next day to look for the man.
"I'm hoping to see him again so I can catch him," said Covington.
If you know anything about this incident of any of the other indecent exposure incidents, you are urged to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.
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 8:40 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:40:14 GMT
The Columbia City Council approved a $2.2 million contract with a Kansas City, Missouri firm to design the ballbark at the Bull Street development.Council member Moe Baddourah was the lone "no" vote. CouncilMore >>
The Columbia City Council approved a $2.2 million contract with a Kansas City, Missouri firm to design the ballbark at the Bull Street development.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:11 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:11:12 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 >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:09 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:09:03 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 >>