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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HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF)
- Normally, WMBF News features suspects in the Horry
County's Most Wanted series that the Sheriff's Office is searching for, but this
week, we're looking for a man also wanted by U.S. Marshals.
The sheriff's office is calling on the
U.S. Marshal's Service because investigators say the crimes 40-year-old Molina
Leogragario is wanted for are really violent.
It all started back in May of 2007 with
a case of criminal sexual conduct with a minor. Then, on New Year's Day, police
say he violently beat up his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend.
Seven years ago, police say he entered
a 14-year-old girl's bedroom and sexually assaulted her. The police report
states that he took off the girl's clothes while she was sleeping, bit her on
her thighs, kissed and fondled her, and offered to buy her a computer if she
Leogragario was never arrested for
that incident. He became one of more than 22,000 people in the system on the
run in Horry County, but police believe he's back -- and authorities are
"The U.S. Marshals Task Force -
we are able to use them because they have some tools that our warrants division
would not normally have," said Sgt. Jeff Benton with HCSO.
On New Year's Day, a new police report
names Leogragario as a suspect. Police believe he broke into his
ex-girlfriend's home and went on a bloody rampage with some sort of cutting
tool. He allegedly started punching and kicking the ex-girlfriend while she
slept in bed with her boyfriend, who tried to fight back. Both suffered several cuts to the head, face
"He's committed a crime and this person should
be considered a dangerous individual," Sgt. Benton said.
The U.S. Marshals say Leogragario does
masonry work and last lived at an address off Socastee Boulevard. They say he
often drives an older white Mustang that has a black top and chrome rims. They
also suspect he's still in the area.
"He's been here as recently as less than a month
ago and somebody in Horry County knows where he is," Sgt. Benton said.
If you know or have seen Molina Leogragario, contact
the Horry County Sheriff's Office with your information, and remember: no tip
is too small.
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 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 6:15 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:15:08 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 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 >>