Crime

Man arrested after breaking into government building in Dorchester

Ricky Hankins, 49, was arrested after he gained entry into the Kenny F Waggoner building, located at 201 Johnston Street, according to Dorchester County spokesperson Richard Carson.

  UPDATE: Summerville officer on unpaid leave after breaking into home

Deputies watching area where gunfire reported near elementary school

  Man convicted in connection with wife’s disappearance awaits prison assignment

Church group which solicited in Lowcountry failed to file annual reports, officials say

  Goose Creek man gets 80 years for sexually assaulting, robbing elderly woman

Coroner identifies woman’s body found near Adams Run

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  Police: Man held burglary suspect at gunpoint until officers arrived

  Former fellow inmate of man accused in sex assault of 81-year old says suspect offered money to kill her

Police: SC man with arm in a sling steals drugs from Lowcountry pharmacy

  West Virginia man found guilty in infant’s rape, murder; jury recommends no mercy

  Deputies searching for suspect in Lowcountry shooting that sent one to hospital

  Girlfriend of shooting victim to 911 operator: ‘He said he was gonna die’

  Affidavit: Hollywood man burns construction business in attempt to cover stolen chop saws

A Hollywood man is arrested after burning a Lowcountry construction business in a attempt to disguise a stolen chop saw.

Deputies: Man arrested for numerous bench warrants including attempted murder

Dorchester County deputies, U.S. Marshal fugitive task force and Charleston County deputies arrested a man wanted for numerous bench warrants inlcuding attempted murder.

  Police searching for vehicle involved in fatal drive-by shooting at N. Charleston manufacturing plant

North Charleston police seeks the public’s help in locating a SUV that was involved in a fatal drive-by shooting.

  Report: 2 apartments, 5 cars hit by gunfire in Dorchester Co.

Dorchester deputies responded to reports of a shooting in Summerville Saturday evening. The shooting happened in the 200 block of James Street.

N. Charleston man arrested on 20 child porn charges

  82-year-old woman testifies against man accused of sexually assaulting, robbing her

Police: 2 hospitalized after shooting in Mt. Pleasant

  Missing 2-year-old found dead in Minnesota; father in custody

  Lawmakers, law enforcement officials address officer training ‘crisis'

Deputies investigating man’s ‘possible involvement’ in Adams Run murder

Report: Friend of Charleston church shooter lied to Myrtle Beach police during arrest

A friend of Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof lied to Myrtle Beach police officers during his arrest this week, according to a police report.

One man shot in the parking lot of N. Charleston business, police say

One man is shot after a shooting in the parking lot of a North Charleston business, North Charleston police say.

Man shows up at Roper Mt. Pleasant with gunshot wound, deputies say

When deputies went to the alleged shooting location, they found shell casings in the area.

Police investigating after man shot in the leg in North Charleston

North Charleston police are investigating a shooting after a man was shot in the leg in North Charleston on Thursday morning.

Deputies: 2 charged with involuntary manslaughter after physical altercation call in Colleton Co.

When deputies arrived, they reported locating the victim unresponsive

Man asked women to ‘stand on his stomach’ at Lowcountry Walmart, police say

A man asked several women to stand on his stomach at a Colleton County Walmart, Walterboro police say.

Police say man upset at not winning lottery goes on rampage in store

Police in Salisbury say a man who was upset at not winning the lottery went on a rampage inside of a convenience store on Wednesday.

  Coaches and parents in college admissions scheme find jobs in danger

At a brief court appearance Wednesday, a judge allowed Lori Loughlin to be released on $1 million bond and travel to the area around Vancouver, Canada, to work but otherwise imposed strict travel restrictions.

Affidavit: N. Charleston man arrested for engaging in a sexual relationship with a minor after she was reported missing

A North Charleston man is arrested for engaging in a sexual relationship with a minor after she was reported missing, Charleston deputies say.

Friend of Charleston church shooter arrested in Myrtle Beach

A friend of Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof was arrested Wednesday morning in Myrtle Beach.

Four men sentenced for smuggling turtles internationally, SC District Attorney says

Four men are sentenced for smuggling turtles internationally, the South Carolina District Attorney office says.

  Father accused of taking AK-47 to FL school after son said teacher ‘slammed him’

The father reportedly told police he didn’t intend to hurt anyone with the gun, saying he carries it for protection and forgot he had it on him.

  Newborn left to die in 1981 identified by DNA; mother charged in South Dakota

After 38 years, police used DNA tests and genealogy to help arrest the suspected mother of a newborn left to die on the side of a South Dakota road.

  Woman in custody after not showing up in court for deadly Northwoods Mall hit-and-run

A woman is in custody after failing to appear in court for a deadly hit-and-run that happened at Northwoods Mall.

  Deputies make second arrest in Goose Creek homicide

Berkeley County deputies have arrested a second suspect in connection with a fatal weekend shooting.

Judge denies jail informant’s request for lawyer after filling lawsuit tied to Brittanee Drexel disappearance

A federal judge has stricken down an inmate’s request to be represented by an attorney after filing a lawsuit in reference to the 2009 disappearance of Brittanee Drexel.

Summerville police looking for woman in connection with missing truck

The Summerville Police Department issued an arrest warrant after a woman claimed a relative took her pickup truck without her permission.

Man accused of holding ex-girlfriend, 2 children hostage at N. Charleston hotel

A North Charleston man is charged with kidnapping after allegedly holding his ex-girlfriend hostage, North Charleston police say.

Man who allegedly threatened Google arrested in California

The YouTuber allegedly drove across the country in order to confront Google officials, telling police he’d get violent if the visit didn’t go well.

  Police investigating after man shot in the leg in North Charleston

Police are investigating after a man was shot in the leg in North Charleston Monday afternoon.

A Charleston business owner arrested for $139K in unpaid taxes

A Charleston business owner is arrested for failure to pay $139,000 in taxes, according to South Carolina's Department of Revenue office.

Police: Lowcountry BBQ restaurant burglarized over the weekend, cash stolen

Swig & Swine was burglarized over the weekend and undisclosed amount of cash was stolen, police say.

  Police arrest woman accused of stealing $4K puppy from pet store

Summerville police arrested a woman Saturday who pet store employees say stole an expensive puppy from their store by concealing it in her jacket.

  Deputies: Woman charged in connection with Goose Creek homicide Sunday

The shooting occurred in the Pine Lakes Apartment complex in Goose Creek, located on Harbor Lake Drive, according to Charleston County Consolidated dispatch.

Police: Person shot into woman’s front door 3 times in N. Charleston

North Charleston police respond to a shooting on Monday morning where they found 13 bullets at the scene.

Young girl found dead inside duffel bag near California trail identified

The search for the girl’s identity began after her body was found partially concealed in a black duffel bag and dumped down an embankment.

Man found guilty in adopted son’s murder inspired by Oscar-winning movie ‘Manchester by the Sea’

The main character in "Manchester by the Sea" learns he cannot be prosecuted for killing his children, following an accidental house fire.

  Judge sentences man convicted in connection with wife’s disappearance to 10 years

A judge sentenced the man who was convicted of obstruction of justice in connection with the disappearance of his wife to the maximum sentence Friday.

Deputies searching for man accused of using fake checks

Orangeburg County deputies are searching for a man accused of using counterfeit checks to make purchases at two stores.

  Testimony wraps up in trial of man accused of lying about wife’s disappearance

Testimony has wrapped up in the trial of a man accused of lying to and misleading investigators about the disappearance of his wife seven years ago.

16-year-old charged with murder after two people found shot in car in Rock Hill

Rock Hill police say they were called to the area after a white Chevrolet Impala struck a fence. Officers arrived to find the driver and front passenger dead with gunshot wounds.

Police: 3rd of three suspects in counterfeit money case arrested in Pee Dee

Police say a man arrested Tuesday in connection with forgery in Andrews is also wanted in North Carolina.

Charleston Police searching for burglary suspect

Police are searching for a man named a suspect in a burglary at West Ashley home in January.

Board order: Man exchanged child porn during stint as Georgetown teacher in 2016

The teacher resigned from the Fort Mill School District on Feb. 28, the order stated.

  Police arrest suspect in December 2018 N. Charleston murder

He was taken into custody overnight at a house on Langley Drive in Summerville

  Forensic experts testify about blood evidence in third day of man on trial in wife’s disappearance

Forensics experts took the stand on Wednesday for the trial of Bob McCaffrey who is charged with obstruction of justice in the disappearance of his wife Gayle in March 2012.

  Sex offenders living near Summerville neighborhood have residents worried

People living in the White Gables neighborhood in Summerville are frustrated and concerned after discovering several sex offenders live nearby.

CofC student’s report of stabbing, kidnapping was false, investigators say

A student at the College of Charleston could face disciplinary action after making what authorities say was a false report of a kidnapping Wednesday morning.

Police name suspect in Northwoods Mall shooting

North Charleston police say the 18-year-old wanted in connection with the Feb. 22 shooting incident at Northwoods Mall should be considered armed and dangerous.

  Delivery driver shot in back after dispute over disabled parking space in Missouri

The 65-year-old suspect was arrested. Officers are due to meet with prosecutors to decide if charges will be filed.

  Deputies: Teen out on parole for shooting father re-arrested on gun charges

He tried to run away, but deputies then captured him after a short struggle

  Vigil held Tuesday for woman shot to death outside Citadel Mall

A candlelight vigil Tuesday night is set to remember a 23-year-old woman one week after she was killed in a shooting last week in West Ashley.

  Jurors watch police interview in trial of man facing obstruction charge in wife’s disappearance

The second day of testimony has ended in the trial of a man accused of lying to and misleading investigators about the disappearance of his wife seven years ago.

  Man who kidnapped 4-year-old Johns Island girl sentenced to 3 life sentences

The man charged with attacking a Johns Island woman and kidnapping her 4-year-old daughter will face three life sentences behind bars.

  Suspect arrested in deadly Citadel Mall parking lot shooting

He was taken into custody on Tuesday morning

Nearby law enforcement activity temporarily places elementary school on lockdown

An elementary school in Berkeley County went on a precautionary lockdown for a short time Tuesday afternoon.

Deputies seek to identify man who stole dirt bike

The man is shown on camera pushing an orange and black KTM 250 bike from the Carvers Bay High School parking lot

  Police: Uncooperative man hospitalized after stabbing in N. Charleston

N. Charleston police responds to a stabbing incident

Coroner identifies body found in marsh as former USC student who went missing after boat crash

The Beaufort County Coroner has identified a woman’s body found in a marsh as missing 19-year-old Mallory Beach.

After worker accused of throwing toddler, Missouri daycare’s state license revoked

The daycare announced through an attorney that it will appeal the state’s decision to revoke its license. It can remain open during that process.

  Former mistress testifies in trial of man accused of lying to investigators about wife’s disappearance

A trial began Monday for a man once accused of killing his wife but who now faces a charge of obstruction of justice.

Orangeburg County man facing up to 30 years in prison for sexual assault

An Orangeburg County man has been charged with sexual assault following a report by a woman last week.

  One charged, others sought in shooting that injured 1-year-old in Colleton Co.

Colleton County deputies are searching for three men involved in a shooting Saturday night.

  Feds will seek life sentence for man who kidnapped 4-year-old Johns Island girl

“The horrific crimes defendant stands convicted of, by themselves, mandate a life sentence,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Nathan Williams wrote.

Young woman, 21, fatally shot helping friend escape suspected domestic violence

Within a day, police arrested a 25-year-old man for allegedly shooting at his child’s mother but instead striking and killing the victim.

  California man accused of sexually assaulting 12-year-old he met on Tinder

Officers say the victim initially lied about her age on Tinder, but after eight months of communication with the suspect, she disclosed she was only 12.

Police say man facing drug charges hid cocaine, marijuana in underwear

Goose Creek Police say a traffic stop led to the arrest of a man who led them on a brief foot chase before being taken into custody.

  Police: Man shot downtown transported to MUSC

Charleston Police responded to a shooting in downtown Charleston Friday evening. The shooting occurred near Johnson and America Street, according to Charleston Police.