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 >>
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -
The woman who found an Upstate couple stabbed to death in their home spoke out about the killings that have left a community shaken, and accusations that she stole from the couple.
Crime scene tape went up a week ago in the Terra Pines neighborhood and what was found inside was bloody and brutal.
The coroner said Gary and Helen Wells died from multiple sharp force injuries. A week later, no arrests have been made and many questions remain unanswered.
Some of those questions center on the couple's housekeeper, Shirley Rogers. Rogers was arrested and held in jail for several days, accused of using Helen Wells' credit card without permission weeks before the killings.
She said she is also the same person who found the bodies on Oct. 3.
Rogers is not a suspect in the double-homicide investigation, but she is accused of credit card fraud and faces three charges that left Helen Wells as a victim.
Rogers said she would never have done anything to the couple who has helped her so much over the last five years. She has a photo of Helen Wells next to her own family photos in her living room, and called the Wells "angels."
Rogers said she was the one who knocked on the Wells' door last Wednesday morning when she arrived to work as their housekeeper. When they didn't answer, she asked the neighbor's son-in-law to help. The two eventually walked through the unlocked front door, and found the Wells lifeless.
Soon after deputies arrived, Rogers said she was taken to the detention center for questioning. By the end of the day, she was arrested, and didn't bond out until Sunday. She said during that time, investigators searched her home and confiscated her property.
"If they had found anything, do you think I'd be here right now," Rogers said.
Rogers said for the last five years she worked for the Wells, and Helen Wells would take her to the Bi-Lo grocery store on East North Street to take out cash to pay her. If she ever needed any more, Helen Wells would front her some money and she would pay it back.
"I wouldn't take nothing from nobody, when I could go ask her for something and she would give it to me. And she gonna get it back, cause I'm going to work [for them]," Rogers said.
Rogers said she even had Helen Wells keep some of her own cash for safety, money Rogers' mother won from a lawsuit.
She said Oct. 1 was the last time she saw Helen Wells, and at that time, they discussed her cash.
It was that day, Rogers said, that she saw the man in the sheriff's department sketch. Investigators are searching for him as a possible witness to the murders.
The sheriff's department said that Rogers isn't being looked at in regard to the Wells' deaths, but the violent crimes investigators are working with the white collar crimes investigators since the victims are the same.
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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 10:14 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:14:03 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 9:34 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:34:40 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 >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:33:22 GMT
A Sumter County man died in a fire at his home early Wednesday morning. The Sumter County Fire Department says crews were called to the home in the Runnymede subdivision, off Highway 15 north of SumterMore >>
A Sumter County man died in a fire at his home early Wednesday morning.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 >>