Crime

  Deputies: Ohio mom accused of abducting infant daughter arrested in Walterboro; child safe

Colleton County deputies say tips led them to a 6-month-old girl Saturday night who had been the focus of an Amber Alert issued in Ohio, and the arrest of the girl’s mother.

  Florida man tried to steal vending machine from apartment complex, police say

GRAPHIC IMAGES: Two dogs in need of medical attention after being shot

Charleston police looking for man accused of threatening to kill woman with knife

Deputies investigating after report of shots fired into Georgetown Co. house, car

Charleston Police Chief issues statement on conviction of man who shot officer

Third person sought in Summerville murder, 2 in custody

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Man accused in Florida, Alabama bank robberies, S.C. truck theft arrested

Myrtle Beach woman sentenced to 11 years in prison after deadly DUI crash in Beaufort County

Deputies looking for person of interest wearing bunny ears in theft of deer cameras

Man charged with murder in early-November North Charleston shooting

New Orleans man indicted in killing of Charleston Black Lives Matter activist

Man gets life without parole for shooting Charleston police officer

  Walterboro Police searching for man accused of two armed robberies

Investigators released surveillance video showing a man they are searching for in connection with a pair of armed robberies in the same week.

Man pleads guilty, sentenced to 30 years in 2016 killing of N. Charleston bartender

De’Andre Murphy is charged with murder, armed robbery and numerous weapons charges in connection with the death of Eric Brantley on April 20, 2016

Florida man accused of poisoning co-worker’s drink with bodily fluid

The charges stem from multiple incidents where the man was caught on camera allegedly putting a white bodily fluid into his co-worker's water mug.

Woman charged with animal cruelty after 44 dead dogs found in freezer

The rescued dogs were treated by animal shelter workers and taken to regional shelters for fostering or adoption.

SC deputies share ways to keep yourself safe during an active shooter situation

Beaufort Co. teacher’s license revoked amid criminal charges

Police: Man facing charge in deadly ‘domestic-related’ shooting

Man charged after early-morning break-in at Socastee High School

BBB warns social media users of ‘Secret Sister Gift Exchange’ scam

Inmates waiting up to four years to go to trial at taxpayers' expense

  Trial begins for man charged in 2013 shooting of Charleston police officer

The man accused of shooting a Charleston Police officer after a 2013 traffic stop told a jury during opening arguments that he will prove he acted in self-defense.

Deputies searching for man who robbed discount store

Orangeburg County deputies asked for the public’s help in a Tuesday afternoon armed robbery.

Police looking for Georgetown man accused of sexually assaulting 6-year-old girl

The incident happened in the 600 block of Church Street, according to police.

Police arrest man in connection with Summerville shooting

Police say a 22-year-old man is facing multiple charges after firing shots into a home that struck one victim.

Family: Man fatally shot while asleep in bed during drive-by shooting

The Dorchester Coutny Coroner’s Office identified the victim of a Sunday drive-by shooting.

City administrator wants Georgia deputy to be new Goose Creek police chief

A major in a sheriff’s office in Georgia will be named the new Goose Creek police chief Tuesday night.

  Trial begins Tuesday for man accused of trying to kill Charleston officer in 2013

He has been awaiting trial since the incident, but was previously convicted on drug charges in June 2016.

Summerville man sentenced to life after jury finds him guilty of murder

On Sunday, a Summerville man was sentenced to life after a jury found him guilty of a 2016 murder. Joseph Lamar Brown Jr., 20, was found guilty of Murder, Burglary 1st Degree, Attempted Armed Robbery, and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Violent Crime.

Deputies: Two injured in Adams Run shooting

Deputies responded to a weapons incident in Adams run Sunday night. Charleston County Deputies responded to the 9000 block of Penny Creek Road, according to Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch.

Man receives 17 charges related to child sex crimes

A Tennessee truck driver was charged with 17 child sex-related crimes after engaging in inappropriate conversations with South Carolina police, posing as a 14-year-old girl online. Edward Newton Bright, 60, appeared in court on Sunday where he was charged with multiple charges.

Coroner identifies two dead following murder-suicide shooting in Goose Creek

Berkeley County Coroner Office has identified the victims killed in a shooting Saturday evening. Oslen Patton was pronounced dead on the scene and his wife, 37-year-old Rashad Patton, was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead, according to Coroner Bill Salisbury.

Affidavit: Man sexually assaulted coworker at Tanger Outlet

Bond has been set for a man arrested for sexually assaulting a co-worker at Tanger Outlet. On Saturday, 47-year-old Rodney Lamar Pruitt was given a bond of $250,000 after being charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct, according to court documents.

Georgetown deputies investigate death of Hemingway man

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Hemingway man Saturday. James Edward Walker, 41, died Friday following an altercation in the Knox Swamp section of Georgetown County, according to a statement by GCSO.

Woman fakes heart attack to escape burglary, gets suspect to help call 911

An 85-year-old woman's home was invaded and she protected herself by pretending to have a heart attack.

Andrews man sentenced 30 years for arson fire that killed 12 year old

A man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for a fire that took the life of a 12-year-old boy. On Friday, Randy Collins, 48, was convicted by a jury of criminal conspiracy and first-degree arson.

Post and Courier reporter alleges assault at Arrington election night event, police say

Earlier in the night, the MC for the event had gotten on stage at the event and made comments about “Fake News”

Police chief: Man shot by home intruder in Moncks Corner

Police say a homeowner was shot by an intruder who had broken into a house in Moncks Corner on Friday.

Deputies arrest final suspect in fatal Orangeburg home invasion

Deputies say the last remaining suspect in a fatal October home invasion is in custody.

Sheriff on active shooter situation: 'Everyone did exactly what they were supposed to do’

Faulty mechanical equipment which was making a sound that resembled gunfire is believed to have led to calls of an active shooter situation at Topsail High School. No evidence of a shooter was ever found and no injuries were reported.

Trio of women arrested for trying to smuggle contraband into SC prisons

A trio of women were taken into custody last week after trying to bring contraband into prison o three different occasions.

Former HCSO officer disputes facts in report into drowning deaths of two mental health patients

Former Horry County correction officer Stephen Flood wrote, "the facts in this report are not true" in response to the detailed disciplinary report on the night he drove around flood barriers.

Man arrested after allegedly trying to take over school bus, drive off with 41 kids

The suspect was arrested and could face several attempted kidnapping charges.

  Deputies looking for person involved in armed robbery at Bojangles in Lugoff

Kershaw County Deputies need help finding a person who was caught on camera robbing a fast food restaurant.

Deputies searching for man accused of pointing gun during argument

Anyone with information is asked to call 843-546-5102.

Murder rate on track for sharp decline in North Charleston this year

With only two months left in 2018, people in North Charleston are on track to see significantly fewer homicides this year compared to 2017.

Woman busted by Ohio police for stealing $1,600 worth of Girl Scout cookies

Police arrested a woman accused of stealing a large order of cookies intended for delivery to an Ohio Girl Scout troop.

Police respond to late-night stabbing outside West Ashley home

Charleston Police are investigating the stabbing of a woman outside her West Ashley apartment late Tuesday night.

Coroner identifies victim of fatal Sunday night N. Charleston shooting

North Charleston Police and Charleston County EMS responded to reports of shots fired Sunday night. The incident occurred on Target road according to Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch.

Deputies looking to identify suspects in James Island vehicle break-ins

Anyone with information should call the detective division at 843-554-2475 or Crimestoppers at 843-554-1111.

FBI following 50 leads in investigation into kidnapping of 13-year-old NC girl forced into SUV

An Amber Alert has been issued for a 13-year-old girl who was kidnapped after being forced into a vehicle Monday morning just before 7 a.m.

Stolen vehicle believed involved in NC child’s kidnapping traced to Lowcountry

The vehicle witnesses say was involved in the kidnapping of a 13-year-old North Carolina girl has been traced to the Summerville area, authorities say.

Judge sends Thomas Ravenel case to trial after preliminary hearing

The former "Southern Charm” star is accused of assaulting his children’s nanny at his home.

‘Desperate’ search for kidnapped NC teen reaches day 9

Aguilar was outside waiting for her family to take her to school just before 7 a.m. when she was reportedly forced into a vehicle and kidnapped.

Police release surveillance images from Mt. Pleasant grocery store robbery

Mount Pleasant Police are responded to reports of a robbery at a grocery store Sunday afternoon. The incident occurred at the Harris Teeter grocery store, located at 1981 Riviera Dr in the Seaside Farms shopping center, according to Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch.

FBI: Top-10 most wanted fugitive recently seen in Mt. Pleasant

Carlson was seen there two weeks ago.

Deputies charge 5 more teens in assault caught on camera

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office says the number of teens facing charges in an assault near Andrews on Oct. 27 has risen to 11.

Police: 1 shot, another struck by fleeing vehicle in overnight incident

North Charleston Police are investigating an overnight shooting witnesses say started with a fight inside a club.

Bond hearing waived for man arrested in fatal N. Charleston shooting

An 18-year-old has been arrested for a shooting Saturday morning in North Charleston.

3 arrested, accused of pretending to collect money for 6-year-old with cancer

The suspects allegedly downloaded a picture of the girl from a local news website and went door-to-door asking for money.

Bond set for man arrested for sexual assault in Folly Beach

A man arrested for sexual assault appeared in court Saturday morning.Ethan Nathaniel Lewis was issued a bond of $75,000 after being charged with first degree criminal sexual conduct, according to an affidavit.

Deputies: 2 people injured in shooting on Wadmalaw Island

Charleston County Sheriff’s Office responded to a weapons incident on Maybank Highway Friday night.The deputies responded to the 4400 block of Maybank Highway, Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch said.

Police: 1 captured in Georgetown Co. manhunt, 2 others still on the run

One of three men who fled from a traffic stop from Georgetown Police earlier Friday is in custody and authorities are using K9 officers to track two others, authorities say.

Man claims he was victim of brutality by Berkeley County deputies

A Moncks Corner man says he was a victim of brutality by Berkeley County deputies during an incident at his home on Oct. 14.

Charleston Police search for person of interest in assault case

Charleston Police are asking for the public’s help to identify a man they’re calling a person of interest.

Authorities arrest one suspect who fled from Georgetown police, manhunt continues for two more

Georgetown County authorities have arrested one suspect who fled from police earlier in the day Friday while two others remain at large.

Deputies: 2 charged in Ladson Halloween night assault; 1 remains at large

Berkeley County deputies have arrested one man in connection with an assault in a wooded trail on Halloween night and filed charges against a second man.

Deputies apprehend suspect in downtown Charleston after chase

The man bailed downtown after he was spotted on James Island.

Tip leads to arrest of Berkeley High School student after gun found in backpack

Moncks Corner police arrested a 15-year-old Berkeley High School student after a gun was found in the teen’s backpack.

Police search for gunman after 1 shot in N. Charleston

A shooting in North Charleston sent one person to the hospital Thursday.

Ladson man shot with BB gun, stabbed Halloween night

Berkeley County deputies are searching for a suspect who shot a Ladson man with a BB gun and also stabbed him Halloween night.

Deputies: 6 teenagers arrested after assault video circulates on social media

Deputies are investigating a reported assault Tuesday that involved multiple people, some of whom are believed to be high school students.

Police create 2 new ‘safe exchange zones’ in Charleston

The zones are on a first-come, first serve basis.

Georgetown police investigating origin of suspicious packages

The Georgetown police department is investigating after two suspicious packages were found in a mailbox.

Woman charged with DUI after video shows SUV striking bike taxi in Charleston

A motorist’s video shows a vehicle strike a bike taxi in downtown Charleston Tuesday night.

Student accused of killing classmate details weekend fight, text messages that led up to deadly shooting

A felony affidavit released Wednesday details what Cuffie said happened prior to and during the deadly encounter. Cuffie said he was in an altercation with several others Friday in the Harris Teeter parking lot on Margaret Wallace and Idlewild Road.

Suspect in ambush of Florence County officers refuses to participate in hearing

The man accused of opening fire on Florence County law enforcement officers earlier this month, killing two, refused to participate in his preliminary hearing on Wednesday.

Girlfriend sentenced to 15 years for killing of former SC State football player

A woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the killing of a former SC State football player.

Police: Man threatened to kill Mt. Pleasant officers, minorities during DUI arrest

John McKee Burgis, 56, crashed into two other cars at a red light at Chuck Dawley Blvd and Bowman Road around 8:40 p.m., according to the incident report. The officer then smelled alcohol on his breath and performed the field sobriety tests before placing Burgis under arrest for DUI, the report said