Sunday, April 28, 2013
Decades-Old Rape Case Closed, Pair Arrested for Meth and Woman Accused of Using Ambulance as Taxi
Decades-Old Rape Case Closed A jury has convicted Herbert Leroy Holmes, 47, with a 1984 rape, and Holmes was sentenced to 30 years in jail, according to Live 5 News. Holmes was convicted of one count of first degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of kidnapping Thursday. The assault was on a Summerville bookstore employee, and Holmes was not charged with the case until 2009. Click here to read more. Pair Arrested for Meth Summerville Police have charged Victoria Kay Craver, 19, and Michael Cherry, 49, were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine after a traffic stop Friday, according to ABC News 4. A search of the vehicle showed materials consistent with manufacturing methamphetamine. Click here to read more. Woman Accused of …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Dorchester County deputies say William Jesse Baber of North Charleston engaged in a four-month sexual relationship with 17-year-old Ashley Ridge student.
Dorchester County Sheriff's Office has brought charges against a Dorchester County School District Two substitute teacher, alleging a four-month sexual affair with a 17-year-old Ashley Ridge High student. William Jesse Baber II, 22, of North Charleston was arrested Wednesday night and charged with sexual battery of a 16 or 17 year old student with no aggravated force or coercion. According to the incident report, the victim had said she did not want to have sex with the teacher on Wednesday but he had sex with her anyway. Dorchester County Sheriff's Office documents say Baber and the student had begun a relationship in December 2012. Dorchester Two spokeswoman Pat Raynor says Baber no longer works for the district as of Wednesday. He …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Christina Mask was placed on administrative leave without pay after single-vehicle wreck.
A North Charleston off-duty police officer has been charged with driving under the influence after she ran off the road Monday morning in Summerville. Christina Mask, 29, has been placed on administrative leave without pay. She's been employed with North Charleston Police Department since 2009. Mask's marked police vehicle ran off the road way on McMakin Road, near Highway 78 in the Jedburg area, and struck a driveway culvert. See photos of the wreck in the above photos. Mask faces charges of DUI and open container.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Dorchester County deputy allegedly observes suspect handling meth-making equipment through window of home.
Dorchester County deputies busted a suspected methamphetamine lab in Pine Hill Acres at around 3 a.m. Monday after a deputy observed the suspect handling the drug manufacturing equipment through a home's window and smelled a pungent chemical smell. The 25-year-old suspect has been identified and warrants are pending. Charges are expected to include possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. According to the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office incident report, a deputy responded to the home in reference to a complaint about a chemical smell. Upon arrival, the deputy could smell the odor and approached the home. Through an unobstructed living room window, the deputy allegedly saw the suspect handling black tubing, mason jars and a…
Friday, March 15, 2013
Deputies responded to Dubose Middle School Wednesday.
A Summerville woman gained entrance to Dubose Middle School this week and locked herself in a classroom with children, according to a Dorchester County incident report. Bridget Sobers, 39, was arrested and charged with trespassing after notice, resisting arrest and disturbing a school for the incident which occured Wedesday. Count on 2 News reported the woman described herself as a former educator at the school, and the incident report said the woman did not have an appointment with any of the teachers and did not have "any academic concerns concerning her child." Sobers was in the sixth grade hall when the student resource officer arrived. He asked Sobers to resolve her issues at the front office and away from students. But Sobers …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Ophelia Wilson says it was a 'blessing' she was home to call attention to chemical odors.
Ophelia Lee Wilson never could get used to the smell. It would waft into her apartment on Hickory Lane in Ladson from her air vents in the bathrooms. At night, she would cover vents with towels — trying to keep the noxious smell of chemicals from seeping in. Wilson, known to friends and neighbors as "Dallas," had never smelled methamphetamine before, but she had her suspicions. When the smell would drift into her house from apartment B next door, she'd call the Dorchester County deputies and the fire department. "I didn't know what meth smelled like and all I know is something was coming out of my vents," Wilson said. But, by the time law enforcement would arrive, the smell would be gone — and with it went probable cause. Knocks on the …
Sheriff PIO describes laboratory as 'substantial' in Ladson townhouse; one suspect allegedly cuts wrists prior to detainment, and other claims smells were from cleaning chemicals.
A strong, chemical odor reported by a neighbor led Dorchester County deputies to uncover a "good sized" methamphetamine manufacturing laboratory inside a Ladson townhome Thursday. Dorchester County Sheriff's Office PIO Maj. John Garrison described the lab as "substantial" and "a good sized lab." "This one was not your typical two-jar lab," Garrison said. "The bigger the lab is, the more meth you produce." As deputies entered the townhouse on Hickory Lane Thursday, the first suspect showed them cleaning chemicals and said the smell was from the Chlorox just used to clean the home. A second suspect was found lying on the bathroom floor with severe lacerations to his wrists, according to the incident report. The first suspect has been …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Parent claims bus driver struck a Knightsville Elementary student.
Dorchester County Sheriff's Office has arrested a school bus driver for allegedly striking an elementary school student — an allegation he denies. Fred Rocquemore, 59, of Summerville has been charged with one count of cruelty to children. The incident allegedly occurred on Thursday, Feb. 7, and was reportedly caught on the school bus's surveillance video. According to the incident report, Rocquemore is seen leaving his bus driver's seat, walking over to a student and raising his hand to possibly strike the student. Those who viewed the video could not confirm if and where the alleged blow landed on the child, according to the report. The parent of the child brought the incident to the attention of the school principal, who then reported …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Electricity down for several hours after Sunday wreck on Ladson Road.
A single vehicle collided with two utility poles and transformer Sunday night on Ladson Road near Margaret Drive, according to S.C. Highway Patrol. The vehicle overturned and entrapped the occupant, who was transported to MUSC. Electricity went down for surrounding residences, and SCE&G was on scene to fix the outage. The wreck occurred at around 6:25 p.m. Sunday and emergency officials were on scene until 9 p.m. SCE&G reported 81 homes were without electricity until 10 p.m. Sunday. S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. LowCountry Fire News reported first reported the incident via social media: *Serious Crash* Ladson, Ladson Rd near Fairlawn overturned vehicle with people trapped powerlines down, Ladson Rd completely shut …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Deputies swear to keep within state constitution and not be influenced by bias.
Dorchester County deputies swore their oaths this week in four separate ceremonies.