(News) Cops Bust A Cop! Columbia SC Policeman Busted For DUI

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A Columbia Police officer has been charged with DUI according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Troopers say that at approximately 2am Sunday, Columbia Police officers came upon a vehicle stopped at a light near Garners Ferry Road and Leesburg Road.  When officers approached the vehicle they found Officer Michael Watson, 34, asleep behind the wheel of his car, according to authorities.

Officers then contacted the Highway Patrol and after an investigation, Watson was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence.

Authorities say Watson was off duty and in his personal vehicle at the time of the incident.

Watson is currently suspended from CPD without pay.

(News) Creep Life Is REAL: Sumter SC Man Arrested In Florence For “Stalking Aquaintance”

Sumter, SC (WLTX) – Sumter County Police have arrested a man Saturday for domestic stalking.

According to Chief of Police Russell Roark, 44-year old Richard Perkins had physically attacked a former female acquaintance after following her to a local Sumter business.

Officers say Perkins was located at a residence in the 500 block of South Church Street in Florence around 4pm and taken into custody.

Perkins has been charged with stalking and is being held at the Sumter Lee Regional Detention Center.

(News) No One Is Safe: Cars In Lexington SC Church Parking Lot Broken Into

Sh*t is real oucha in these SC streets! Christians can get it too!

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is trying to figure out who’s responsible for breaking into two vehicles in the parking lot of a church.

The report said on Oct. 14 officers responded to the Christian Fellowship Baptist Church located at 4621 Highway 321 in reference to a larceny.

Upon arrival, deputies met with the 60-year-old victim who advised officers that she had been in church since 10 a.m.

Deputies say when the woman returned to her vehicle after service, she noticed that the passenger’s side front door glass had been broken and a bag had been removed from her floorboard.

According to sheriff’s deputies, they spoke with a second victim who stated that she arrived at the church around 11 a.m.

The report said the second victim stepped outside during the sermon around 11:30 a.m. and placed her purse inside her vehicle. When the woman returned to her vehicle after service, around 12:15 p.m., her purse and other items were missing.

(News) WTF??? 81 Year Old Spartanburg Man Arrested For Fondling 11 Year Old Girl

Spartanburg, SC (WLTX/WSPA) – An elderly man in Spartanburg County is being accused of assaulting an 11-year-old girl on her way home from school.

WSPA-TV reports that James E. Holmes, 81, is charged with assault and battery third degree.

Wednesday, Spartanburg County deputies got a report that Holmes had grabbed the girl. The station reports that the man grabbed her, put his tongue in her mouth, and grabbed her breast.

Holmes has been released on bond.

(News) Charleston SC Couple Sentenced For Starving Their 9 Month Old Son To Death

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – A judge says that while a Mount Pleasant couple didn’t mean to harm their 9-month old son who starved to death, they should have taken him to a doctor when he was losing weight.
Circuit Judge J.C. Nicholson on Thursday sentenced the child’s mother, 28-year-old Ashley Gordon, to nine years in prison and her husband, 30-year-old Charles Lewis Gordon IV, to seven years.

The couple pleaded guilty earlier this week to homicide by child neglect. They could have been sentenced to life in prison.

Authorities say the couple’s son, Andrew, was found starved to death in their home two years ago. The child was unresponsive and weighed just 6 pounds, 9 ounces, or almost 2 pounds less than when he was born.

(News) Chesnee SC Man Being Sentenced For Killing 8 Year Old Girl As Revenge On Ex Girlfriend

A man accused of shooting an 8-year-old Chesnee girl to get back at his wife for leaving him is expected in court.

A hearing is scheduled Monday in Spartanburg in the case against Ricky Lee Blackwell.

Blackwell was arrested in 2009 and charged with murder in the death of Heather Brooke Center.

Authorities say Blackwell put the girl in a headlock, then shot her in the head and fired three more shots into her as she fell. The girl was the daughter of Blackwell’s estranged wife’s boyfriend.

Authorities said Blackwell also shot himself in the stomach.

Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty if Blackwell is convicted.