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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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -
Columbia Police have arrested a man who they say escaped from the back of a police cruiser on New Year's Day. Police also charged three others accused of helping the man remove his handcuffs.
20-year-old Michael Carrell was charged Thursday with escape, resisting arrest, providing false information to police, possession of alcohol by a person under 21, drunkenness, malicious injury to property and petit larceny.
Amber Dean, Keith Allen Hood and Melissa Rose Hood were arrested and charged with accessory after the fact.
A Crimestoppers tip led police to make the arrests.
Police say they first arrested Carrell around 2:15 a.m. January 1st in the 700 block of Harden Street in Five Points near the Thirsty Parrot.
According to officers, the Carrell smelled of alcohol, his speech was slurred, and he actively resisted arrest by swinging his hands in an aggressive manner.
After a struggle, an officer placed Carrell in the back of a cruiser with handcuffs on both wrists behind his back. Carrell did not have identification and would not provide his name, according to a police incident report.
The officer locked the Chevrolet Impala and left the windows up while he helped another officer who was involved in a fight across the street.
While the officer was away from the cruiser, police say Carrell was able to knock the back part of one of the windows off, slide it down, and escape from the vehicle.
He was last seen at the BP gas station on Rosewood Drive near South Holly Street.
Police say Dean and the Hoods used a grinder to cut the handcuffs and an old handcuff key to remove the handcuffs.
All four were taken to Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.
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 8:58 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:58:33 GMT
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.Prices are about $3.11 in the area on Labor Day, which, when compared toMore >>
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:32:26 GMT
With a severe thunderstorm moving its way through the Midlands, customers across Richland and Lexington counties currently find themselves without power. South Carolina Electric & Gas is reporting overMore >>
Over 4,000 outages have been reported across the Midlands according to SCE&G.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 >>