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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CLARKSVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
A real estate agent showing a house for sale in Clarksville was nearly killed last fall when a fight over a child's balloon ended in gunfire.
Now, her fears have come true as the man accused of shooting at her 10 times has struck a plea deal.
Things turned violent after a 2-year-old got her hands on the balloon tied to a home that agent Tammy Earp planned to show to an interested couple in September 2012.
When Earp's boyfriend told the child to put it back, an argument ensued with some of the residents along Barkwood Drive.
A Ford Thunderbird with five men inside soon arrived and tried to block the real estate agent's path. As the men exited the Thunderbird, officers said one of them started shooting.
Handgun rounds struck the door and hood of the agent's car, as well as a nearby house.
"The passenger door opened, the seat lifted up and he had a gun and he pointed straight at me, coming straight at me. I didn't know what to do, so I put my car in reverse and was laying down," Earp said. "I said, 'Please don't kill me. Please don't. I have kids and nobody to take care of them.'"
The growing crowd scared off James Bagwell, 22, and 20-year-old Detarius Curry, but they were soon charged with attempted second-degree murder, reckless endangerment and aggravated assault for allegedly firing 10 gunshots.
The charges carry a sentence between eight and 12 years in jail, but as the trial drew near, a Montgomery County assistant district attorney has told Earp they were offering a plea bargain that would only send Bagwell and Curry to jail for one year.
"I don't understand how you can put somebody's life in your hands and shoot at them 10 times and were not intending to kill them," Earp said. "To me, I feel like the dirt on his shoe. Really, that's what I feel like."
Our news partners at The Leaf Chronicle reported Curry pleaded guilty this week to the lesser charges against him, and the attempted second-degree murder charge was dropped.
Curry is scheduled to be sentenced next month.
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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 >>