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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 >>
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BATESBURG-LEESVILLE, SC (WIS) -
A Batesburg-Leesville town councilman is behind bars in Lexington County for the second time this year after a Family Court judge issued two bench warrants for his arrest. Stephen Demetrius Cain faces two pretrial bench warrants after allegedly failing to comply with an order to pay child support.
Lexington County deputies arrested Cain, 45, at the McDonald's on West Columbia Avenue around 1:30 p.m. Friday, according to sources there. Cain was booked into the Lexington County Detention Center where he was awaiting a hearing on the bench warrants.
Lexington County court records show Cain is $15,796.53 behind in child support, according to county court clerk Beth Carrigg. Family Court has issued a total of 21 orders for Cain to show for court to explain why he's failed to make court-ordered child support payments since 2002.
Cain served several days in jail in April after facing a 30-day sentence for failing to pay more than $15,000 in court-ordered child support payments, according to Family Court filings. A judge sentenced Cain in April to concurrent 30 day confinements and $3000 in fines on two civil contempt non-support orders.
According to court records filed in April, Cain owed one party $7,023 and another party $8,457.
Cain had previously made headlines for his actions during a 2010 council meeting. He was escorted out of that meeting by the police after a disagreement with Mayor Jim Wiszowaty about the number of questions he was permitted to ask. As he was leaving that meeting, he accused Wiszowaty of using cocaine. The two had been engaged in a longstanding dispute over a city water contract. Wiszowaty later sued Cain over the drug allegations, but Wiszowaty later dropped his lawsuit, telling WIS he did so "out of the goodness of my heart."
Cain challenged Wiszowaty in the town's 2009 mayoral election, but lost.
Cain will face a judge next week for a hearing on the bench warrants. A judge will sentence Cain for his latest failures to comply with the judge's order at a hearing in the coming days.
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Stephen Cain, 45, was arrested and sentenced on a Family Court warrant on Monday.He is expected to stay in jail until May 18. He will miss the next council meeting.Cain was once escorted out of a councilMore >>
A Batesburg-Leesville councilman will spend 30 days in jail for failing to pay over $15,000 in court-ordered child support payments, according to Family Court filings.More >>
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
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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 >>
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Monday, September 1 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:35:14 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
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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 >>