Crime

  Lexington County officials come together for online forum on policing, race relations

The NAACP of Lexington hosted a community forum Thursday night to discuss a number of topics including policing and race relations in the county.

Columbia Police arrest man in connection with December 2019 hit-and-run that injured child

Calhoun Co. deputies seek suspect wanted for breaking into Gaston business

Murder suspect sought for deadly shooting at The Rowan student apartments

Deputies in search of man who broke into Sumter Co. convenience store

LCSD seeks 19-year-old accused of deadly shooting at party

  Greenville Co. sheriff arrests 1 in Upstate bar shooting that killed 2, injured 8

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Two Lexington County men arrested, charged in connection with sexual exploitation of minors

RCSD: 3 additional arrests made in connection with May riots in Columbia

Correctional officer arrested for bringing alcohol into prison, officials say

Lee Correctional medical employee arrested on numerous drug charges

Lexington Police seek 3 wanted for stealing more than $1,300 worth of electronics

2 juveniles arrested and charged with multiple car break-ins in northeast Columbia

Lexington Co. deputies arrest 22-year-old man accused of shooting at victim inside of a parked car

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department has arrested 22-year-old Elijah Ross in connection with a shooting that occurred on Sunday morning.

Man killed in shooting at Columbia apartment complex

It happened around 8:10 p.m. in the 1000 block of Southern Drive, which is The Rowan Apartments.

  Scrubbing off the hate: Artist removes racial slurs from his mural celebrating diversity

McClellan Douglas was told to expect hate for making a mural celebrating diversity, but the fact that he should expect backlash at all further motivated his art.

Lexington Police searching for grand larceny suspect

The Lexington Police Department is searching for a man in connection with a grand larceny incident.

RCSD: Man arrested in connection with home invasion on Huffman Drive

2 dead, 8 others injured in shooting at Lavish Lounge in Greenville County, deputies say

Man arrested after allegedly stealing Darlington Co. cruiser, running over deputy

Jail records: Woman wanted for vandalism at Charleston 9 site arrested

  LCSD: Missing Gaston teen found safe in Fairfield County

Man arrested in deadly hit-and-run that killed bicyclist in Newberry

Judge sets $1 million bond for man charged with criminal sexual conduct with minor

The Charleston Police Department has arrested a man for six sexually related charges pertaining to a minor under 16 years old.

Columbia mural vandalized with racial slur, reward offered for info

Police are looking for a person who vandalized a mural on Rosewood Drive meant to celebrate diversity.

Orangeburg Co. man out on bond arrested on third attempted murder charge, deputies say

A 20-year-old Orangeburg County man has been arrested by Orangeburg County deputies after he fired shots at a car, according to the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office.

Man killed in hit-and-run in Newberry identified; suspect vehicle details released

Investigators need the public's help to find the driver who hit the man and didn't stop.

Prisma Health doctor arrested following racially-charged incident near Benedict College

It happened outside the gas station where recent protests have happened after a Black woman says the owner of a liquor store called her a racial slur and assaulted her.

  Neighbors, community react to deadly stabbing of 13-year-old boy in Columbia neighborhood

A 13-year-old boy is dead, and a 14-year-old has been charged with murder.

Sumter Co. deputies investigating shooting in Wedgefield

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is now investigating a shooting that happened on June 9.

Two arrested after Tillman monument at SC State House vandalized using incendiary device

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division have arrested two people after the Benjamin Tillman monument located at the S.C. State House was vandalized over the weekend.

13-year-old boy killed in stabbing in north Columbia identified

A 14-year-old faces a murder charge in the boy's death.

RCSD searching for 2 men in connection with 2 separate incidents stemming from May 30 riot

RCSD is trying to identify two men in connection with two separate incidents that occurred during riots on May 30 in Columbia.

Lexington woman in custody after collision leads to drug arrest

The South Congaree Police Department have arrested a woman after a collision revealed the possession of drugs.

Sumter woman wanted for pointing gun, threatening to kill another woman

The Sumter Police Department is searching for a woman after she pointed a handgun and threatened to kill another woman.

Warrants issued for suspect in Charleston 9 Memorial vandalism

Investigators say they have issued warrants for a suspect in the vandalism of the Charleston 9 Memorial Park on Savannah Highway.

$100k worth of drugs, cash seized from motorcycle gang member in Lexington County

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department has seized more than $100,000 in drugs and cash after arresting a motorcycle gang member during a traffic stop.

Broad River Correctional Officer arrested, fired for possession of marijuana

South Carolina Department of Corrections Police Services has announced the arrest of a correctional officer at Broad River Correctional Institution.

1 arrested, 1 wanted in connection with fatal shooting at Byron Road Apartments

The Columbia Police Department has announced the arrest of a man in connection with a fatal shooting at occurred at Byron Road Apartments last week.

  Lexington Police say nurse accused of racist posts could be victim of identity theft

Lexington Police are investigating a batch of racist posts, which appeared to be written by a Midlands nurse. Several WIS-TV viewers reached out to us about the posts in early June.

Greenwood, Newberry Co. deputies searching for 2nd suspect involved in shooting on Pearl Street

Law enforcement from Newberry and Greenwood County Sheriff's Offices are searching intensively for a second suspect involved in a shooting that happened on Pearl Street around 11:25 Monday night in Greenwood.

Deputies seize drugs, guns, and homemade bombs from Lexington home

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department has seized around $30,000 worth of drugs along with explosive devices during an investigation last week.

  ‘Turn yourselves in’: Sheriff says search for agitators in May protests continues

On Monday, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department will hold a press conference about agitators from protests held in Columbia in May.

KCSO searching for man in connection burglary, vandalism incident

The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office is asking for community assistance to help identify a man wanted in connection with a burglary and vandalism incident.

Columbia man arrested, charged with sexual exploitation of minors

The Attorney General’s Office has announced the arrest of a Columbia man in connection with 12 counts of sexual exploration of a minor.

Deputies looking for inmate ‘mistakenly released’ from Gaston County Jail

Deputies are investigating how and why Gyagus Wallace was released from the jail.

Sumter Co. man arrested on drug charges

The Sumter Police Department has announced the arrest of a man in connection with a month-long investigation.

Warrants: 3-year-old nearly drowned at Myrtle Beach hotel pool while mother was at beach

A mother was taken into custody after warrants state that her three-year-old child almost drowned at a Myrtle Beach hotel pool.

Caught on camera: Deputies searching for suspect seen breaking into Orangeburg school

Security video shows a man in dark clothing, red gloves and a baseball hat inside the school around 2 a.m.

  CPD releases full body cam video of 2019 officer-involved shooting after suspect sues department

CPD Chief Skip Holbrook says the suspect’s lawyer's account is a misrepresentation of what happened.

Kershaw County officials say 4 shooting victims from 2 incidents in hospital

KCSO said they have a juvenile suspect in custody from one of the shootings, which happened in Lugoff.

6 more people arrested in connection to crime surrounding May protests in Columbia

Investigators said they tracked down these people through Crime Stoppers tips, as well as through the review of hours of surveillance and body camera video.

Murder suspect out on bond arrested again for shoot out at Orangeburg Co. gas station

The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office charged 25-year-old Andrew Evins with attempted murder. He was also charged with armed robbery and carjacking in a separate case.

Suspect arrested in New Jersey for murder of 23-year-old Columbia man

The deadly shooting happened May 26 outside a convenience store on Longcreek Drive in Columbia.

Lexington man arrested on child sexual abuse material charges

Lexington man has been arrested on six charges connected to the sexual exploitation of minors according to South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson.

  Fire Chief: Vandalism at Charleston 9 firefighter memorial ‘heinous, disgusting'

The Charleston Police Department is investigating vandalism discovered early Friday morning at the memorial site for nine city of Charleston firefighters killed in a 2007 furniture store fire.

LCSD: Man killed, toddler shot at house party. Man arrested in second shooting.

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred at a party Thursday night that left one man dead and a child injured.

  Daily protests expected to continue until business owner, accused of assault and using racial slur, is out of business

A group of protesters are planning to gather outside of a Columbia business for the third day in a row, Friday, after a woman says she was assaulted and called a racial slur by the owner.

CPD: 1 dead, 2 injured in shooting at Byron Road Apartments

Columbia Police is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred overnight on June 25 at the Byron Road Apartments located at 350 Bryon Rd.

  Columbia liquor store owner accused of calling Black woman the n-word faces hate intimidation charges

Youssef Al Ammouri, known as Joe, faces charges of assault and battery, as well as hate intimidation.

NASCAR releases photo of ‘noose’ found in Bubba Wallace’s garage

The FBI has concluded that NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace was not a victim of a hate crime as a “noose” found in his garage stall had been there since last year.

  City of Columbia leaders, community reacts to Joshua Ruffin case investigation findings

On Wednesday community members and City of Columbia leaders attended a press conference in which Solicitor Byron E. Gibson announced his offices’ review of the SLED investigation of a Columbia police officer that shot and killed 17-year-old Joshua Ruffin on April 8th.

Orangeburg County sheriff: Suspects sought after gas station gun battle

Investigators are seeking the identities of several individuals caught on security camera allegedly shooting at one another, according to Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell.

Gaston man arrested, charged with neglect of a vulnerable adult

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department has charged a Gaston man with neglecting a family member.

RCSD: Six men wanted in connection with attempted burglary of J Green’s Beverages

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is searching for six men wanted in connection with an attempted burglary.

RCSD: Man wanted in connection with Family Dollar shoplifting incident

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is asking for public assistance to help identify a man wanted in connection with a shoplifting incident.

RCSD: Couple who held Pizza Hut manager at gunpoint over 2 liter Pepsi arrested

Richland County Sheriff’s Department has arrested a couple on attempted robbery and kidnapping charges following an incident that occurred at a Pizza Hut on Two Notch Road.

Lexington Co. Sheriff’s Department arrest two gang members on drug charges

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two documented gang members in connection with drug-related charges.

Person of interest sought in Orangeburg fire

Investigators are seeking a person of interest in a fire that damaged a manufactured home, according to Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell.

14 charged in connection with violent drug trafficking ring in the Midlands

The United States Attorney’s Office has announced the arrest of 14 people in connection with a violent drug trafficking ring that took place in the Midlands.

KCSO: Parents arrested after child dies in their custody, officials find fentanyl in child

The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 27-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman after a 1-year-old girl died in their care.

SCDOR: Aiken man arrested for forgery, providing fraudulent W-2 forms

A 34-year-old Aiken man has been arrested and charged with submitting fraudulent W-2 forms to the South Carolina Department of Revenue.

Two men found shot to death in middle of road in Chesterfield Co.

The incident happened on Lizzie Byrd Road in the Society Hill area of Chesterfield County.

Orangeburg man accused of fleeing from deputies, assaulting officer

After spending a month in the hospital, an Orangeburg man has now been charged with leading deputies on a chase following a shoplifting incident.

McMaster, Scott hold news conference on JUSTICE Act

Gov. Henry McMaster and U.S. Tim Scott addressed a police reform bill Scott introduced in the U.S. Senate at a Monday news conference in North Charleston.

Coroner identifies victim of deadly shooting at Family Dollar on Fairfield Road

Columbia Police have arrested a man in connection with a fatal shooting that happened June 21 at a Family Dollar on Fairfield Road.

  RCSD: Man wanted in connection with armed robbery of Dollar General on Bluff Road

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is asking for public assistance to help identify a man wanted in connection with an armed robbery.

  CPD investigating fatal shooting outside of Family Dollar on Fairfield Road

The Columbia Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that occurred outside of a Family Dollar.

CPD: Man wanted in connection with armed robbery of ATM machine

The Columbia Police Department is searching for a male suspect who’s wanted in connection with an automated teller machine armed robbery investigation.

Deputies arrest man accused of randomly hitting women in Orangeburg County

The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man they say has been randomly hitting women around Orangeburg.

Person shot behind Waffle House in Lugoff, suspects on the loose

Witnesses told deputies the suspects left the scene on a frontage road headed toward Elgin.