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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An Eastover woman is being called a hero after police say she foiled what could've been a deadly situation early MMonday morning.
She was delivering newspapers when a split second of eye contact told her something was wrong.
"When we started out that morning I thought we were going to be a little bit late, so to be that early kind of amazes me," said Cynthia Robinson.
Amazing just scratches the surface of what happened in the Rosewood neighborhood early Monday morning. 15 minutes ahead of schedule, Cynthia Robinson and her sister were delivering newspapers when they came across a strange situation on Pembroke road.
"She's in the driver's seat, and he's crouched over her," Robinson said, describing one of her customers and a man leaning into her car.
Police said that man was Anthony Tyrone Dervin, who they say minutes earlier had broken into the victim's home and sexually assaulted her.
According to police, he was in the process of trying to take the victim to an ATM when Robinson drove by.
"I didn't know her, so I didn't know if it was a boyfriend, husband or just someone she knew," said Robinson.
Robinson said she would have kept driving if it weren't for a split second of eye contact with the victim that told her all she needed to know.
"I won't ever forget the sheer look of terror in her face," Robinson said. "It was unreal. Just unreal."
Robinson slowed to a stop and called 911 before backing up. Police said that was enough to make Dervin take off. He was caught a day later.
"She just said, 'Thank you. I didn't think anyone would stop.' Then she just started crying," Robinson said.
"You're put where you're supposed to be," said Robinson. "I'm not a hero. I just did what anyone would have done, or would I would hope they would do. Maybe I'm being naive but I still think there are good people out there."
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 8:32 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 >>