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 >>
COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -
Colleton County Sheriff Andy Strickland said a recent shooting that took the life of an innocent woman appears to be gang related.
Strickland said the shooting, which took the life of 34-year-old Rebecca Marshelle Dewitt, stemmed from "territorial issues" between two groups of people.
Sheriff's office spokesman Ted Stanfield said Dewitt, a mother of three, was sitting in her car in her driveway on Tuesday night when she was struck once by a bullet. Stanfield said Dewitt had just pulled up after returning from the store with her two daughters, son and two friends.
Strickland said the incident was "infuriating" and that community input was the key to solving the killing.
Dewitt's boyfriend of 19 years and father of two of her children, Jeffrey Bogart, says he's in disbelief.
"We had our ups and downs and stuff, but couldn't find nobody better," Bogart said.
Her family took her to the hospital, where she later died.
Callers told investigators there were two vehicles, which authorities say had multiple people in each car, exchanging gunfire in the area of West Side Lane around 8:22 p.m. Dewitt lived at 223 Westside Lane, which is located behind Walmart.
Witnesses said a vehicle came down the dead-end street and turned around. As it was heading back up the street, another vehicle pulled up and occupants began firing at each other.
Stanfield said officers arrived at the hospital shortly after the shooting to find a 28-year-old man suffering from apparent gunshot wounds he said he suffered in the Walmart area. That man was taken to a Charleston hospital for treatment.
His involvement in the shooting is under investigation, as are several other leads. No arrests have been made.
"The cooperation and interest the community has provided law enforcement in this case has been very helpful," said Sheriff Strickland. "With the community's assistance, we will have a better chance of solving this hideous crime and bringing the individuals responsible to justice."
Anybody who has information about the shooting is asked to contact the Colleton County Sheriff's Office at 843-549-1203 or CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.
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 >>