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 >>
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -
The son of a woman found dead in her home has been charged with grand larceny after police say the man was found with her SUV.
The Charleston Police Department has charged 21-year-old Walker Wayne Pinkleton with grand larceny with more charges expected. According to police, Pinkleton was found with 59-year-old Patricia Walker's SUV early Monday morning.
An incident report states a neighbor saw Pinkleton leave Walker's home Sunday afternoon in the victim's green Ford Excursion. Family members told police Pinkleton did not have permission to be in possession of the Excursion. Court documents state the key to the Excursion and the key to the Walker's bedroom, which was deadbolted, were on a key chain Walker kept with her.
Police spokesman Charles Francis said Monday Pinkleton is considered a person of interest in Patricia Walker's death. According to an arrest affidavit, Pinkleton had narcotic problems and had stolen items from Walker in the past.
Walker was found dead in her home on Sunday.
Charleston police said they responded to Walker's home at 958 Orange Grove Road just before 5 p.m. Sunday after receiving a call from her family in Columbia. Officers say her family grew concerned after they had not heard from her.
Walker's mother, Catherine Brooks, told Reporter Harve Jacobs early Monday she spoke with Pinkleton on the phone Friday, and the 21-year-old told her Walker "wasn't feeling well." Walker's husband was out of town at the time, according to court documents.
The woman said she pressed Pinkleton for details, "I said, well, what's she doing? He said 'She's just laying there.'"
Brooks said she and her husband called several more times during the weekend, and said Pinkleton told her Walker still wasn't feeling well.
Sunday afternoon, Brooks said she was awakened from a nightmare, "I had an awful dream and I got up and I told my husband ‘something's wrong, we're going to Charleston and you're going with me, put your clothes on.'"
The family drove down and met officers' outside the home. That's when officers say they found the woman shot to death in a bedroom. According to court documents, Walker died from a single gunshot wound to the back of the head.
A judge set bond for Pinkleton at $50,000 on the grand larceny charge. An autopsy has been scheduled for Monday afternoon.
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 >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:58 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:58:00 GMT
Firefighters say a coffee pot is to blame for starting a fire that caused $50,000 in damages to a Columbia strip mall. Multiple fire trucks and SCE&G crews responded to the scene in the 5100 block ofMore >>
Firefighters say a coffee pot is to blame for starting a fire that caused $50,000 in damages to a Columbia strip mall.More >>