Friday, May 17, 2013
Woman's death has sparked an investigation by coroner's office.
Dorchester County Coroner's Officer is investigation the death of a 37-year-old woman found dead in her bathtub April 27. Coroner Chris Nisbet called her death "suspicious" and said the investigation is ongoing. According to the incident report, Tabetha Grooms of 127 W. Turner St. was found unresponsive by first responders. Her husband, Larry Robert Grooms, said she was consuming alcohol and fainted while trying to close the bay windows of their mobile home. Grooms told authorities that she was feeling sick so he helped her to the shower. Moments later, he heard her fall in the shower, according to the report. Blood was found on the bathtub, but first responders did not find any injuries that would have caused her to lose blood, …
Red Cross asks for donations to help the temporarily displaced family.
The local American Red Cross provided immediate emergency assistance to one adult and three children affected by a home fire Thursday evening in Briarwood. The fire was at 206 Chessington Circle. The Red Cross provided the residents with food and temporary lodging in a nearby hotel. The Red Cross also provided referrals to partner agencies to assist in long-term recovery. On average the American Red Cross, Palmetto SC Region responds to a disaster every 6.5 hours. Since the beginning of the fiscal year, July 1, 2012, the Palmetto SC Region has responded to the needs of 1,472 families and 4,794 individuals affected by disasters. The Palmetto SC Region is made up of seven Red Cross Chapters that span 35-counties of South Carolina. You can …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Brandon McNeil Brown charged with attempted murder of a man critically wounded in a home invasion.
Summerville Police have arrested and charged three men in connection with a Robynwyn shooting that sent one man to the hospital with critical injuries May 1 and sparked a manhunt. One of the men arrested was the one shot at 100 Myrtle Place during a burglary, Capt. Jon Rogers said. Damien Marquise Stokes, 19, and Tyrell Jamar Miles, 20, were charged with burglary first degree. Stokes received no bail, and Miles received a $70,000 bail. The alleged triggerman Brandon McNeil Brown, 24, was charged with burglary first degree, attempted murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. He received $150,000 bail. Edited 8:15 p.m. May 16 to add new information that one of the men arrested was the man who was shot.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Three of the four dogs that fatally attacked a disabled man in Harleyville have been captured.
Dorchester County deputies have detained three of the four dogs that fatally mauled an 80-year-old man in Harleyville. Described as "brown dogs" in the incident report, deputies detained two of the pack the day of the incident, and caught the third in the days that followed. The fourth member of the pack remains at large, according to Maj. John Garrison. Carlton Freeman of Harleyville — a double amputee — died as a result of injuries sustained in the attack on May 8. Freeman was pulled from his wheelchair and bitten multiple times by the dogs, according to Coroner Chris Nisbet. Freeman was able to speak to EMS and deputies and told them he was driving his wheelchair down Spring Branch Road when he was attacked. He said the owner of the …
Double amputee fends off dogs, later dies from injuries.
A double-amputee pulled from his wheelchair and attacked by a pack of dogs has died, according to Dorchester County Coroner. Carlton Freeman, an 80-year-old, double-amputee from Harleyville, was attacked at around 1 p.m. May 8, and succumbed to his injuries May 12, Coroner Chris Nisbet reported. "This is very sad story, but even worse that Mr. Freeman was basically helpless to the attack, due to being a bi-lateral amputee," Nisbet said. The coroner released this statement: Carlton Freeman from Harleyville was minding his own business while going down side of road in his wheelchair, at Spring Branch and Dunnings Road, when he was attacked by a pack of dogs. Mr. Freeman was a bi-lateral amputee at the knees, from a previous injury years ago…
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Three men are facing several drug-related charges after the North Charleston Police Department served a search warrant on a home on Ashley Shores Drive
Two North Charleston men and a third man from Ladson are facing several drug-related charges following a search at a home on Ashley Shores Drive. North Charleston Police searched the home at 3851 Ashley Shores Drive as part of an ongoing investigation, according to a NCPD statement. They recovered 3.1 grams of marijuana, 139 grams of cocaine and 71.4 grams of cocaine base, along with items used to weigh, manufacture and distribute illegal items, and a Phoenix Arms .25 caliber handgun. Ray Williams, 24, of 3851 Ashley Shores Drive is charged with trafficking cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine within a half-mile of a school, trafficking cocaine base, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine base within a …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Berkeley County Sheriff's Office says trooper not at fault for Friday wreck in Sangaree, following a truck v. motorcycle wreck.
Berkeley County deputies say a S.C. Highway Patrol trooper en route to a wreck in the Sangaree area of 17-A was not at fault when an SUV allegedly pulled in front of him. The wreck involving the trooper happened at around 7:15 a.m. Friday near Highway 176. The trooper was headed to a wreck between a truck and a motorcycle at Old Summerville Road. Berkeley County Sheriff's Office released this statement: The initial investigation reveals that the trooper did have blue lights and siren activated when the Cruiser struck a Jeep SUV. All indications are that traffic was yielding for the marked cruiser when the SUV pulled onto the highway in front the trooper's marked cruiser. Both the trooper and the female driver of the Jeep SUV were …
Rollings Middle School student suspended after allegedly bringing steak knife to school.
A Rollings Middle School student allegedly brought a steak knife and "other inappropriate items" to school Thursday, according to Dorchester County School District Two. The student has been suspended. The district did not disclose what the other inappropriate items were, but said all were located in the student's bookbag. There were no safety issues or disruption to other students or to the school day. Parents were informed of the incident.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
These people are wanted by Summerville Police.
Click on the above pictures for more information. If you have information on a suspect, contact the Summerville Police Department, 843-871-2463.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Congressman-elect won't appear in court Thursday on trespass allegation.
Congressman-elect Mark Sanford won't appear in Charleston County Family Court Thursday on a trespassing allegation. A Family Court clerk confirmed the contempt of court hearing had been cancelled, and the judge is withholding sentencing. See the latest court filing. Mark Sanford in court papers admitted to trespassing at Jenny Sanford's beachfront Sullivan's Island home when he visited his son on Feb. 3 to watch the Super Bowl. He has agreed to pay his ex-wife's attorney's fees. Jenny Sanford had alleged that the former Republican governor repeatedly entered her beachfront Sullivan's Island home without her consent. She caught him leaving the house following the Super Bowl on Feb. 3, according to a court filing. See the court filings. …