Sumter, SC (WLTX) – Two men have been found shot to death at a home in Sumter.
Sumter County deputies say just after 1:40 a.m. they got a call of shots fired along Confederate Road. When they arrived at the location, a woman flagged them down and took them to a home where she said her son and nephew had been fighting, and they both might be dead.
Once inside, officers discovered the bodies of two men in the hallway of the home and signs of what appeared to be a struggle.
According to an incident report, officers say they also saw a large quantity marijuana and spent rounds of ammunition on the floor.
Police say they haven’t determined what caused the incident or if other people are involved. However, they do say they don’t believe the men shot each other because they did not find a weapon at the scene, and they think it could be a home invasion.
SUMTER, SC (WLTX) — One person has died following a head-on collision near Sumter late Friday night. South Carolina Highway Patrol reports two drivers crashed on US 521 just after midnight Saturday morning.
Although both drivers were wearing seatbelts, one of them died in the crash. The victim’s identity has not yet been released but SCHP says they were driving a 1995 Honda when they crossed over the centerline and crashed head-on into another car – a 2008 Honda being driven by a 30-year-old woman, who was air-lifted to a local hospital.
The accident is still under investigation by the Highway Patrol
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.
Sumter High School’s 2-quarter scrimmage against Lee Central in the 31st Annual SHS/Sertoma Club Football Jamboree on Friday started with a flash: the Gamecocks’ Antonio Rembert streaking down the sideline for an 85-yard kickoff return for a touchdown on the opening play.
Less than three minutes of game clock later, there was another flash: this a bolt of lightning just beyond Memorial Stadium that caused a 30-minute delay. And while SHS went on to a 17-0 victory over the Stallions, head coach Paul Sorrells wishes his team would have been able to play without the delay.