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 >>
LANCASTER, SC (WBTV) -
A man robbed in a Walmart parking lot made arrangements to buy a car on Craigslist, but when he showed up with the cash, two guys took the money and ran.
The man thought he followed all the safety precautions to avoid a robbery, but police say you can always do more.
"It's scary. It's scary that you can't trust people. You hope that you can, but you can't," said Craigslist user James Allen.
Allen is no stranger when it comes to the popular website Craigslist.
He bought his Corvette from a seller off the website, but his transaction went a lot smoother than one Charlotte man's did Monday morning when he thought he was about to buy a car from a seller.
Turns out the ad was bogus and now the victim, who is not being identified by police, is out of $2,500.
Police say the victim was approached by two men, one of the men pointed a gun to the victim's chest and demanded the exact amount of money that the car was selling for on Craigslist.
"It ain't nothing like I was growing up. It's dangerous and you have to protect yourself. You have to be careful who you talk to and who you approach," said Craigslist user Jimmy Allen.
So how do you protect yourself when buying from someone on Craigslist?
The victim in this case met the would-be seller in a public place in broad daylight, but that wasn't enough.
Police urge you to pay close attention to items on Craigslist, including anything that can date when the picture of the item was taken like grass or other noticeable surroundings in the background.
Also, you can meet at a police station or Sheriff's Office parking lot.
These two say that's good advice, but they're going to be extra careful as well.
"I'm packing. It's not on me, but it's here," said Self.
"I may take some protection with me next time I do anything on Craigslist, if I do anything on Craigslist again," said Allen.
Police say let the law carry the gun, while they continue to search for the robbers.
The two guys who robbed the man, ran off, jumped in a Nissan Maxima and drove away.
Officers said Wednesday that they had identified two potential suspects. One of the men, Malcolm Shaquille Williams, 18, of Rock Hill, turned himself in after learning he was wanted in connection to the crime.
He was charged with armed robbery and possession of a handgun during the commission of a violent crime.
One day later, police said they had arrested the second man, Jequavis Tyanthony Clyburn, 26, of Lancaster, at a home on Old Blackmon Lane in Lancaster and charged him with armed robbery.
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 >>