According to authorities reports, two children are dead and their mother has been charged with shooting them and her husband, who has life-threatening injuries, while they were in bed in their Dacusville home.
Suzanna Brown Simpson, 35, Easley, SC was charged with two counts of murder, attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to warrants.
Simpsons’ children, Carly Ashlyn Simpson, 7, and Sawyer Russell Simpson, 5, were killed, according to warrants.
They were students at Dacusville Elementary, according to John Eby, spokesman for Pickens County School District. Continue reading →
A North Charleston man is facing a number of charges after he allegedly shot at police officers during a motorcycle chase in late April.
North Charleston police say they arrested 31-year-old Tellis Ray Geddis Jr. on Saturday morning following an investigation into a chase which started on Ashley Phosphate Road on Apr. 27.
According to court documents, police were investigating reports of motorcyclists driving recklessly on westbound Interstate 26 near the Ashley Phosphate Road exit when they saw two motorcycles parked at the Exxon at 2330 Ashley Phosphate Road near 1 a.m.
A North Charleston man is facing charges after police say he repeatedly struck his nephew with a machete during an argument over food Wednesday night.
Court documents state 56-year-old Keith Jordan went to his nephew’s Ottawa Avenue home a little after 10:30 p.m. to ask for food, and a fist fight ensued.
North Charleston police said Jordan then went to a back bedroom of the house and grabbed a machete and started swinging at the victim. Court documents state the victim was hit at least four times on his forehead, shoulder, palm, and forearm.
Police said no one has been hurt after a 17-year-old Bluffton High School student came to school with knives, a loaded gun, gasoline and a lighter. Authorities said a teacher noticed the student was acting strangely and pulled him aside. School officials called police after the senior told police he had several weapons.
The school was locked down, with students staying in class with the lights off while investigators searched the building and students. The student is charged as an adult with carrying a weapon on school property, unlawful carrying of a firearm and disturbing schools.
He is being held in jail at least until a bond hearing Thursday. It wasn’t known if he had a lawyer.
A group of parents in South Carolina said a middle school singled out their children because of their size. The school system sent a letter to some students asking them to attend a meeting about their weight.
School leaders said they were just trying to help, but some parents said the way the school did it was all wrong. One-by-one, each student was called into the cafeteria over the intercom.
All of their peers knew who was going to the meeting, and they quickly found out what it was about.
The family of a missing Orangeburg County nurse who has been presumed dead by investigators may finally know where her body was dumped.
Police say 40-year-old Kimberly Parrish has been missing since Dec. 21. Investigators arrested 37-year-old Kenneth Cutter and charged him with murder almost a week later without locating Parrish’s body.
According to The Orangeburg Times and Democrat, Cutter revealed details about where Parrish was taken to a fellow inmate.
Orangeburg County deputies are searching for a man they say beat his girlfriend and pointed a shotgun at her.
Officers want to find 25-year-old Michael Bryan Gadson.
Back on April 21st, officers say they got an emergency call at a home on Crosby Street. When they got there, they found the female victim with bruises and swelling to her face. The woman told officers Gadson punched her in the face, then pointed the weapon at her and told her to get into the bathtub. Officers say he threatened her life several times.
A Georgetown bar and restaurant owner has been arrested following a police investigation into allegations of prostitution and the sale of alcohol to minors, authorities say.
Georgetown Police Captain Nelson Brown said investigators arrested 46-year-old Kenneth Carl Terry, owner and operator of the Krazy Fish, located at 619 Front Street. Terry is charged with four counts of solicitation for prositution. Nelson said the allegations stem from the proposition of young, teenaged boys at the restaurant.
The investigation is ongoing and Nelson said more arrests are expected.
23-year-old, live-in girlfriend, Ashley Butler is charged with murder in the shooting death of 25-year-old Otis Matthew Key Jr. Key was a former South Carolina State football player.
The incident happened around 11:30 a.m. Friday in the home the couple shared. Investigators say Key was shot in the chest after an argument. Butler is being held at the Edgefield County jail. It wasn’t known if she had an attorney.
Deputy Coroner David Burnett said after Key was shot, he was taken to the Edgefield County Hospital where he died. An autopsy was performed Saturday.
Key’s career as defensive tackle with the Bulldogs ended in 2009.
A Live 5 News investigation has uncovered alleged ambulance abuse in Dorchester County.
The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office says 51-year-old Audrey Ferguson of the Dorchester community has called EMS at least 100 times in the last seven years. Investigators say Ferguson was faking illness, just to get a free ride to downtown Charleston. Officials say just about every time she asked to be taken to a hospital.
“She’ll have a vague medical complaint, for instance abdominal pain,” said Dorchester County EMS Director Doug Warren. “She has medical complaints that are legitimate, and so until she’s been evaluated and determined not to be sick we have to assume she is.”
West Columbia police say a man robbed a bank Thursday morning using a knife.
The incident took place at the Palmetto Citizens bank on Sunset Boulevard just after 9 a.m. According to officers, 50-year-old Timothy Osborne came into the store and demanded money while holding the knife. He then ran from the store with an undisclosed amount of money.
Officers found him a short time later across the street. Police say he was waiting on a taxi. No injuries were reported. Several schools in the area were briefly on lockdown while officers searched for the suspect.
Greenville County deputies are investigating a shooting that left a young couple dead late Wednesday night.
Deputies said they got a call about a disturbance on Gilbert Court around 11:30 p.m. Deputy Jonathan Smith said investigators arrived on the scene minutes later and met with the caller who stated she found a man and woman inside the residence with gunshot wounds.
A North Carolina political strategist who worked for high-profile Democratic candidates has died from stab wounds.
A spokesman for WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh said Wednesday morning that 29-year-old Jamie Kirk Hahn, an Orangeburg native, had died from her injuries. Hahn and her 27-year-old husband Nation Hahn were stabbed at their home Monday night. Nation Hahn was released after being treated for his injuries.