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High School Teacher Faces Criminal Sexual Conduct Charges

Conway High School Teacher Arrested for Inappropriate Behavior with Student, Faces Criminal Sexual Conduct Charges A high school teacher at Conway High School was arrested on Tuesday, November 5th, on criminal sexual conduct charges after it was revealed that she had an inappropriate relationship with one of her students. Courtney Ruth Martin, 26, from Aynor, reportedly turned herself in to police on the 5th and was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. An investigation determined that the criminal sexual conduct charges … [Read more...]

SC Will Seek Death Penalty for Triple Murder Spree

Man Who Murdered Three Women in Triple Murder Spree Officially Faces the Death Penalty in SC A 31-year-old man from Clarendon County, who was arrested and charged for a triple murder spree over the summer, was officially informed on Friday, November 1st that he faces the death penalty if found guilty for his crimes. Jeffrey Eady was arrested in June for the murders of Sadie Brown, 81, of New Zion; Maybell White, 65, of Clarendon County; and Crystal Johnson, 37, from Adams Run. Eady fled to Florida over the weekend, and was caught at Mexico … [Read more...]

Serial Rapist Has New Sexual Assault Charge Added to List

Man Who Used Dating Website to Find Sexual Assault Victims Has Another Charge Added On Friday, October 11th, Richland County deputies arrested a man on sexual assault charges after he reportedly raped three women, and robbed at least one, after he met them through a dating website. Now, Denzil Patrick Jones, 28, faces a sexual assault charge from a fourth victim. The arrest warrant alleges that a 23-year-old victim first met Jones through the dating website Tagged, then met him in person at a convenience store, and had been speaking to … [Read more...]

South Carolina Ranks 5th for Worst Violent Crime Rate in Nation

New Study Ranks South Carolina Number 5 in Country for Violent Crime Rates According to a new study, South Carolina has the country’s 5th worst violent crime rate, linking low income and less education to higher crime rates. The analysis came from 24/7 Wall Street, which said that South Carolina has nearly 559 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, which puts the state behind only Tennessee, Alaska, Nevada, and New Mexico. Statistics for the top 10 states were based on the highest rates of violent crime per 100,000 residents as reported by … [Read more...]

Burglary Spree Finally Ends When Suspect Captured

Richland County Man Arrested on Burglary Charges Tied to At Least 8 Business Break-Ins A Midlands resident has been arrested on burglary charges in connection with break-ins at least least 8 businesses in the Richland County area. Rondy Spann, 42, has been charged with eight burglary counts, and one count of grand larceny. On Monday, October 21st, Spann was caught near the intersection of Parklane Road and Farrow Road, by a deputy who was patrolling the area due to a recent string of burglaries. Reportedly, Spann was tied to several of … [Read more...]

Double Murder Death Penalty Trial Begins in Beaufort, SC

Man’s Trial for the Double Murder of Girlfriend and Child Begins The first capital murder trial in Beaufort County since 2008 began on Monday, October 14th. The jury heard the first evidence in the double murder case of a man who allegedly killed his girlfriend and her 4-year-old child in 2009. Ernest Stewart Daise, 31 years old from Burton, SC, faces two counts of murder, along with other serious criminal charges, for killing his girlfriend, Jeanine Mullen, and her son, Waltfredo Davis-Mullen, in November 2009. Daise also, reportedly, … [Read more...]

Social Media Leads to Homicide Arrests in Fountain Inn Case

One Arrested, More Possible, in Fountain Inn Homicide Case Fountain Inn Police Chief Keith Morton said on Friday, October 4th, that one suspect had been arrested in the homicide case of a 25-year-old victim earlier in the week. Jacoby Jamar Gregory, 25, from Fountain Inn, was arrested on homicide charges including murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to police records. The victim, 25-year-old Barry Cornelius Norman, was shot late on Tuesday, October 1st, as he stood on a street corner in Fountain Inn. The … [Read more...]

Myrtle Manor Cast Member Arrested for Disorderly Conduct

Myrtle Manor Cast Member Arrested on Criminal Charges of Disorderly Conduct A “Welcome to Myrtle Manor” cast member’s most recent criminal charges are for disorderly conduct. Taylor Jonathan Burt, 28, was arrested on Sunday, October 6th, on charged of disorderly conduct for fighting, and fighting/forcing company on another, according to his online arrest record. This is not Burt’s first arrest on criminal charges. On April 27th, the reality show star was arrested for criminal sexual conduct with a minor. According to police reports, the … [Read more...]

Simpsonville Man Pleads Guilty to Murder of Wife

South Carolina Man Pleads Guilty to Murder in Stabbing Death of Wife Two Years Ago A man from Simpsonville, SC has pleaded guilty to murder in the stabbing death of his wife at a Wal-Mart two years ago. Avery Louis Blandin pleaded guilty on Monday, October 7th, to murder in the death of Lilia Blandin, his wife, at a bank she worked at inside a Wal-Mart in Berea, SC in 2011. Circuit Court Judge Edward Miller sentenced Blandin to 30 years in prison for murder, followed by 5 years in prison for a weapons charge. "I'm just so sorry this … [Read more...]

Man Pleads Guilty to Murder in 2008 Halloween Trick-Or-Treat Slaying

Saga of Sumter Trick-or-Treater's Murder and Assault Ends with Guilty Plea On Tuesday, October 8th, the man who fatally shot and killed a 12-year-old trick-or-treater in 2008 pleaded guilty to murder in court. Quentin P. Patrick, 27, plead guilty in circuit court to one count of murder, two counts of assault and battery with intent to kill, and one count of assault with intent to kill. In return for the guilty plea, prosecutors dropped one count of manufacturing cocaine. On the night of October 31st, 2008, Tony “T.J.” Darrisaw, along … [Read more...]