Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) -
Lexington County Sheriff's Department detectives on
Monday arrested a 33-year-old Gaston man on charges that he
threw a 17-month-old boy across a room at his Gaston home, causing the
boy to lose consciousness. The man also is accused of shaking the boy with
extreme physical force, causing the boy to suffer seizure-like convulsions.
Sheriff James R. Metts said
detectives arrested Jason Daniel Sightler, 33, of Gaston, on an arrest warrant
on a charge of inflicting great bodily injury upon a child.
An arrest warrant alleges that at about 5 p.m. on
September 26 Sightler threw the 17-month-old boy across a room at Sightler's
Gaston home, causing the boy to lose consciousness, Metts said. Sightler then
placed the boy in a bathtub in order to try to force the boy to regain consciousness, according to the warrant.
Sightler picked up the boy and used extreme physical force to shake the boy several
times, causing the boy's eyes to roll back into his head and resulting in
seizure-like convulsions, according to investigators.
The arrest warrant further alleges that the
17-month-old boy was taken to a hospital, where a physician determined that the
boy suffered a subdural hematoma and retinal hemorrhaging, Metts said. The
physician further determined that the hematoma and hemorrhaging were consistent
with blunt force trauma that was intentionally inflicted upon the boy, according to investigators.
The suspect injured the 17-month-old boy while he
temporarily cared for the boy in order to assist the boy's mother, who is
acquainted with Sightler, Metts said. Sightler previously cared for the boy on
several additional occasions. The mother did not pay Sightler to care for the
boy, Metts said.
The 17-month-old boy received medical treatment at a
hospital and later was released, Metts said. The boy currently is living with
relatives and not his mother.
Under South Carolina law, inflicting great bodily
injury upon a child is a felony that carries a maximum punishment of 20 years
Sightler was being
held on Tuesday, October 2 at the Lexington County Detention Center on a
Metts asked anyone with information about additional
instances in which Sightler may have interacted improperly with children to call the
Lexington County Sheriff's Department at (803) 785-8230 or CrimeStoppers at
1-888-CRIME-SC. Citizens also can provide information anonymously by accessing
the Crime Tip link on the Sheriff's Department web site (www.lexingtonsheriff.com).
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>