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
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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 >>
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -
Jovan Belcher snapped after arguing with his girlfriend about the paternity of their daughter, according to a New York tabloid.
But Kansas City police are denying the claim.
Belcher's mother, Cheryl Shepherd, told investigators that her son argued with Kasandra Perkins over the paternity of Zoey Belcher before he shot Perkins, according to a report from the New York Post.
After shooting Perkins nine times, Belcher went to Arrowhead Stadium where he took his own life just after 8 a.m. Dec. 1.
"The mother believed that there was an issue over whether (Belcher) was the father," a source close to the Chiefs told the Post. "She said he (believed he) wasn't necessary the father of the child."
The tabloid said a Kansas City law enforcement source confirmed this information, saying Shepherd told police that "there was question about the paternity."
But one of the detectives on the case and other Kansas City police sources told KCTV5 Friday that neither Shepherd nor anyone else has raised the paternity issue and the tabloid's report is inaccurate.
Kansas City Police Department spokesman Darin Snapp said he spoke with the lead detective and that he said that at no point did Shepherd or any family members say there was a question about paternity and that triggered the shooting.
"We have not one thing that says this is true," Snapp said in an e-mail Friday afternoon.
Shepherd was inside the home when the shots were fired. The 911 call released by the city showed that Shepherd was frantic with grief as she pleaded with dispatchers to get medical aid to Perkins, who she referred to as her daughter.
"Stay with me," Shepherd screamed as she repeatedly exhorted dispatchers to get an ambulance to her son's home as quickly as possible to help"Kasi."
"The ambulance is on the way! You hear me? You hear me! Kasandra! Stay with me!" she said.
Belcher's mother said Kasandra Perkins was barely conscious but seemed to be hearing what she was saying. The couple had argued in their bedroom when Belcher fired up to nine bullets into her body.
After hearing the shots, Belcher's mother raced into the room where she saw her son kiss his girlfriend on her forehead and apologize. The Chiefs linebacker kissed his daughter before fleeing the scene in his Bentley.
Belcher had come home about 6:30 a.m. after being at another woman's Midtown apartment. Perkins had come home about 1 a.m. after being at the Power and Light District in downtown Kansas City.
The Chiefs and Perkins' family have set up separate trusts for Zoey Belcher. In addition, the girl, who was born Sept. 11, will receive more than $1 million.
The baby's paternity is not part of the Kansas City Police Department's investigation.
"That would not be something they're going to investigate," Sgt. Marisa Barnes told the New York Post. "It's a 'he-said, she-said,' so there's no way to investigate. It would be nothing more than a civil matter."
Belcher and Perkins began dating in 2010. Perkins was the cousin of Whitney Charles who introduced the two. Whitney Charles is married to Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles.
Perkins had moved out of the east Kansas City home for a time and lived with the Charles', but she returned to living with Belcher by Thanksgiving.
Belcher's mother has temporary custody of the baby, but a permanent guardian has not been named.
Perkins family in a statement issued last week that may have alluded to the paternity rumors.
"There has been a disheartening amount of rumors and speculation surrounding the tragic loss of our Kasi. No one will ever truly know why this happened nor is there anything to be said that could justify or ease our pain. We miss her deeply and would like to shed light on the person she really was," according to the statement.
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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 >>