Crime

  Man charged with felony BUI in deadly Lake Murray boat crash

A relaxing day on the lake turned into a nightmare for one Chapin family when a boater who police say was under the influence ran into their pontoon boat.

  2 dead, 9 injured in Lancaster sports bar shooting

Family: Charleston Co. deputy underwent surgery, more expected following collision

  Students, parents react to shooting on SC State campus

Police ask for tips in murder investigation of woman found shot to death in ditch

Orangeburg man paid $205k after leading deputies on a chase, complained of leg hurting

Sumter Police make quick arrest of bank robbery suspect

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SC woman who drove minivan with children inside into ocean allowed to return home

Police release pictures of suspect in Columbia bar shooting

Attempted murder suspect arrested after standoff at Red Roof Inn

  2 women shot on campus of SC State University caught in crossfire, police say

114 pounds of marijuana seized from bus after traffic stop in Florence County

Police arrest suspect in deadly shooting at Columbia bar

  Police re-launch massive search of landfill to find body of 5-year-old Nevaeh Adams

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has experts in landfill searches who identified the area that is most likely to have Nevaeh’s body or other evidence related to her murder.

  Pair of men wanted for questioning following death of Orangeburg Co. man

The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two men who may have information about the death of a man from Bowman.

  LCSD: Middle school student charged with threatening student, carrying knife on campus

A student from Sandhills Middle School has been charged with threatening a student and carrying a weapon on school grounds.

  Case against man suspected of murdering Sharee Bradley, Nevaeh Adams moves forward

Johnson admitted to police that he killed Bradley and Adams at their home at the Lantana Apartments in August.

Columbia man pleads guilty to sex trafficking of minors

CPD: Motorcyclist injured in collision with pickup truck

  2 men accused of drive-by shooting in Newberry Co. charged with attempted murder

Westwood High student arrested, accused of making threats to ‘kill someone’ at school

Sheriff: Man murdered inside home in Orangeburg Co.

  Deputies: Killer dumped man’s body on side of road in Kershaw Co.

  Orangeburg man charged with indecent exposure, deputies say

Deputies in Orangeburg have charged a man after he exposed himself during a work-related incident.

South Carolina ranks 5th in nation in rate of women murdered by men

South Carolina has risen in rank as one of the deadliest states for women. The rate of women being murdered by men in the state has gone up since the Violence Policy Center’s When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2016 Homicide Data report, causing S.C. to go from sixth to fifth in the nation.

  Newberry man charged with murder after girlfriend dies from injuries suffered in domestic assault

Deputies in Newberry County have arrested 35-year-old William Craig after he allegedly assaulted a woman during a domestic dispute.

Allen University students arrested for armed robbery of Benedict College exchange students

Two Allen University students have been arrested in connection with the armed robbery of Benedict College exchange students.

Man who claimed self-defense in deadly shooting of brother now charged with murder

The man who claimed he shot and killed his brother in Summerville earlier this month in self-defense has now been charged with murder after police say he lied about the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

  Pair of Midlands men capture armed robber, deputies say

Two Midlands men tackled an armed robber outside of a sporting goods store on Monday as they waited for deputies to arrive on the scene.

RCSD arrest two suspects wanted for series of armed robberies

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department has arrest two men connected to a series of armed robberies.

  Man, 2 Lexington deputies hurt after neighbors report problems near bus stop

The man and two Lexington County Sheriff’s Department deputies were hurt in the encounter, LCSD confirmed.

  Sheriff: Deadly drive-by shooting in Sumter likely gang related, 2 men killed

One man died shortly after the shooting and another was airlifted to a Columbia hospital, where he later died.

CPD investigating shooting incident near Farrow Road

The Columbia Police Department is now investigating a shooting that happened Wednesday morning.

Former high school principal charged in wife’s death after body found near woods

A former Summerville High School principal has been charged with killing his wife after her body was found in a wooded area in Dorchester County on Tuesday.

SC authorities rescue more than 200 endangered Eastern Box Turtles destined for international turtle trade

Many of the turtles were dehydrated at the time they were seized, SCDNR said.

  Parents and students looking for answers after alleged shooting at Allen University

Students and parents from Allen University in downtown Columbia have been calling the WIS newsroom to report an alleged shooting.

CPD investigating burglary at Holiday Inn Express

Columbia Police Department Property Crimes Unit investigators are searching for a suspect in connection with a recent hotel room burglary and car theft.

  Sumter man injured in gang-related shooting facing murder charges

One of three men injured in a gang-related shooting at the Hop In convenience store is now facing murder charges.

Columbia man receives 4-year federal prison sentence for firearm charge

A 28-year-old Columbia man has been sentenced to 4 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

  Coroner: Shooting death of 40-year-old Newberry woman ruled homicide

Newberry officials are investigating a deadly shooting that occurred early Tuesday morning on Charles Street.

  Lexington man facing drug, weapon charges

A Lexington man is facing multiple drug and weapons charges after deputies traced property reported stolen to his address.

Amish men drinking ultra light beer in decked out buggy flee authorities; meanwhile, horse keeps on galloping

You don’t see this every day.

  Seven years after a near fatal hit-and-run, no arrests made in Lindsay Bires case

Monday marks seven years since a former Columbia nurse and UofSC graduate was hit by a car while on her smoke break. Columbia Police have not made any arrests.

  ‘They’re at it again’: Deputies investigate shooting incident at My Place Bar

Richland County deputies continue to investigate a weekend shooting that left one person injured.

  RCSD releases surveillance footage of armed robbery at Wilson Blvd. store

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a man wanted for robbing a Family Dollar store on Wilson Boulevard.

  West Columbia man suspected of distributing, smoking marijuana in front of minors

A West Columbia man has been accused of distributing and smoking marijuana in the presence of minors.

Stabbing in Lugoff blamed on argument between neighbors

A man faces an attempted murder charge after police say he stabbed his neighbor.

Victim shot in Camden, investigation launched

It happened on St. Paul Road, on the north side of the city, deputies said.

  Inmate who walked away from Livesay Pre-release Center captured in Spartanburg County

The inmate who walked away from Livesay Correctional Institution and Reenetry Center on Sunday has been captured.

  RCSD investigating shooting incident at My Place Bar

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a shooting incident that occurred at My Place Bar early this morning.

  Sumter Police searching for Family Dollar armed robbery suspect

The Sumter Police Department is searching for a suspect in connection with the armed robbery of Family Dollar on the 600 block of W. Liberty St.

  Coroner identifies victim of early morning shooting on Clifford Drive

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has identified the victim of a shooting incident that took place around 2:30 a.m.

Son of accused Florence mass shooter faces additional criminal sexual conduct charges

The son of a man accused of killing two law enforcement officers and injuring five others faces additional criminal sexual conduct charges.

Orangeburg Co. deputies seek man wanted for threatening to kill girlfriend

Authorities with the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office are searching for 18-year-old Da’Vonta Charley in connection with an assault case that happened on August 5.

Pair of men arrested after drug deal on school grounds becomes robbery

Two men were arrested Thursday night after a transaction involving drugs happened on school grounds, according to the Columbia Police Department.

SC man wanted for shooting of 7-year-old child arrested in NYC

U.S. Marshals found Nikeen Johnson, 25, on Thursday night and took him into custody without any issues.

  Police looking for man accused of stealing thousands of dollars of equipment from Columbia business

The crime happened in the early morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 8 on Trenholm Road near Decker Boulevard and Two Notch Road.

KCSO: Lugoff McDonald’s carjacking suspect arrested

Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office investigators have a suspect in connection to the Lugoff McDonalds carjacking that occurred Sept. 10.

  Warrants: Sumter double murder suspect used large folding knife to kill mother, missing daughter

Warrants released by the Sumter Police Department detail the horrific crime scene investigators found at the Lantana Apartments on August 5, when they discovered Sharee Bradley, 29, dead and her 5-year-old daughter, Navaeh Adams, missing.

  Gun violence discussion held at Forest Acres church after armed robbery, shooting

On Thursday night, several community organizations and law enforcement agencies got together for a roundtable discussion on gun violence.

Deputies confiscate $15,000 worth of drugs in Orangeburg County investigation

The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office arrested 27-year-old Alonzo Mays and 26-year-old Andre Gulley.

Investigation underway after shooting injures 1 in Sumter

The Sumter Police Department is now investigating a shooting that happened Thursday afternoon near Robney Drive.

Officials: 2 men involved in deadly gang-related shooting in Sumter denied bond

Two men were denied bond on Wednesday following a shooting that killed two people and injured at least three others on September 8.

  CPD: 21-year-old arrested in connection with retaliatory shooting

Columbia Police have arrested 21-year-old Dabreon Derrick on September 6.

  Man arrested in Buffalo in connection with deadly shooting near Garners Ferry Road

A 36-year-old man has been arrested by Columbia Police in connection with a shooting that killed a man on Patterson Road on September 6.

  Police searching for 24-year-old man accused of shooting woman

Officials with the Columbia Police Department are continuing their search for a 24-year-old man who is accused of shooting a woman in the lower body.

  Bond denied for 25-year-old accused of shooting a man in the head

A 25-year-old man was denied bond by a judge after the man was accused of attempted murder.

Three suspects facing disorderly conduct charges after incident at South Aiken High School

Three suspects are being charged after a disturbance at South Aiken High School following afternoon dismissal.

  Gang shooting leaves two dead and three injured in Sumter

The investigation continued today into a deadly shooting in Sumter that left two people dead and three others fighting for their lives.

  Man uses gun to steal truck at Lugoff fast food restaurant, deputies say

Authorities with the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office are asking for your help finding a truck stolen Tuesday.

  Westwood High student charged with making threats at school, carrying knives on campus

A 15-year-old Westwood High student was charged Tuesday by the Richland County Sheriff’s Department for bringing knives to school and threatening to shoot up the school.

  Officials release 911 calls made inside Forest Acres bank during robbery

911 calls made inside a Forest Acres bank during an armed robbery have been released.

  Sumter Police: shooting incident that killed two people, wounded others gang related

The Sumter Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that killed two people and wounded at least three others.

Police want help finding shoplifting suspect accused of stealing from Lowe’s

The crime happened Sunday, Aug. 25 around 10 a.m. at the Lowe’s on Two Notch Road near the I-20 interchange.

Ridge View High hosts annual event for former student Gabbiee Swainson

Gabbiee Swainson was 15-years-old when she was kidnapped and murdered in 2012.

Police: Hostage held in SC home freed, armed man arrested following 3 hour standoff

The suspect has been identified as Dean Ryan Daugherty, 46, of Newberry.

  Woman injured in shooting at Columbia apartment complex

It happened around 9:30 p.m. at 100 Lorick Circle, which is the Latimer Manor apartments.

OCSO make arrest in connection with bodies found in burned vehicle

The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Department has made an arrested in connection with two bodies found in a burned-out vehicle.

  CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Robber uses shotgun to hold up SC gas station

Police hope to find a man who robbed a gas station on Myrtle Beach Highway in Sumter County.

Man found guilty of woman’s murder in 2017 shooting that left married couple dead

Ricardo Middleton was found guilty of the murder of Sydni Collins. But she wasn’t the only victim of the July 27, 2017 shooting.

S.C. man wanted on 6 warrants apprehended by police, charged with attempted murder

Treman Antonio Dennis, 34, is accused of domestic violence and attempted murder, among other things.