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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(WMC-TV) – Another Mid-South repo driver was assaulted on the job Friday. This time, a female driver shared with Action News 5 her experience staring down the barrel of a gun.
Earlier this week, Action News 5 reported a repo man had been shot at on the job. Another was paralyzed last year.
Friday's incident could have also ended very badly.
Clark Towing of West Memphis is a family business, and Tim Clark came to his wife's rescue Friday afternoon.
"Some man pulled up behind the vehicle that we had repossessed," Peggy Clark said.
Surveillance video shows Peggy driving the repossessed SUV into a car lot that had the lien, followed by the suspect in his truck and the wrecker that her husband was driving. Within moments, the suspect went after Peggy in the parking lot.
"Started pulling on me, trying to pull me out of the vehicle," Clark explained.
She soon had a Glock pistol pressed against her neck.
"It was touching my throat and he had it in my face," she said.
A number of witnesses watched as Peggy started kicking the man, trying to fight him off.
"Didn't really know there was a weapon involved until I turned the corner and saw the weapon pointed at her head, then I realized how serious the situation was then," co-worker Zack Watington said.
Tim, who is always armed himself while on the job, pointed his gun at the man assaulting his wife. West Memphis Police were on the scene within minutes to arrest the angry suspect.
"I don't want to hurt him -- didn't want him to hurt me, my wife, my family," Tim Clark said.
Action News 5 was told the man was not even the owner of the repossessed car. It's just another example of how routine encounters for repo men and women can get "unhitched."
"You never know what can happen," Tim Clark said. "Today could have gotten ugly, real quick."
West Memphis Police identify the suspect as Marvin Thomas, apparently a mechanic who had been repairing the repossessed vehicle. He is charged with aggravated assault.
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 >>