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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Charleston Police announced a new arrest in a fatal King Street altercation, one day after dropping a felony charge of first degree assault and battery against the man initially charged.
Police say Dalton Ellis Clark, 24, of Mount Pleasant is charged with involuntary manslaughter. He was being held in the Al Cannon Detention Center pending a bond hearing scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.
Peter John Dudinyak, Jr., 26, of Mount Pleasant, was initially charged with first degree assault and battery in the incident, but that charged was dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor's Office Monday.
The new charge stemmed from a fight that broke out on Upper King Street on April 26. In that incident, a verbal altercation started between two groups of men shortly before 2 a.m., police say. Witnesses told police that 27-year-old Clint Seymour was "sucker punched," and fell to the ground, hitting his head on the pavement. He was in a coma for two days before dying of his injuries on Monday, April 28.
Police say Dudinyak was arrested after a witness was able to flag down an officer and point towards the direction he was running. The felony first degree assault and battery charge was dismissed at 4:00 p.m. Monday and Dudinyak was released from jail Monday night, according to his attorney, Stephen Harris.
Harris said the charge was dropped based on additional evidence including surveillance video and other statements given by witnesses.
"He told me from the start, he said, 'I was there. I know what happened. I didn't hit anybody. I was trying to actually break up the fight,'" Harris said. "I think the video solidifies. The video is something that just shows he's right there, he's standing there. We don't see him throwing punches."
An assault charge is still pending against Dudinyak, but the charge is unrelated to Seymour, Harris said.
Charleston police spokesperson Charles Francis said the investigation is ongoing.
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 >>