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Irmo Police Charge Man With Assaulting His Infant

The Irmo Police Department charged Jimmy Frederick Hollingsworth, Jr. (24) with Unlawful Conduct Toward a Child stemming from an incident that was reported in March 2022. Irmo Investigators were called to the Prisma Children’s Hospital after a 5-week-old was brought in for dehydration. The staff observed injuries that indicated possible abuse. After conducting multiple interviews as well as consulting with medical professionals, it was determined that Hollingsworth, who is the child’s father, was alone with the child when the injuries were sustained that resulted in dehydration which required medical treatment.
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Busy Weekend for IPD

On Friday night, an Irmo Officer stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation. Pretty standard stuff usually ends with a written warning, however, during the course of the stop officers found a bookbag with 2 pounds of marijuana and a digital scale inside of it. Officers then learned that driver (who was the only person in the car) was out on bond for 4 counts of attempted murder, discharging a firearm into a vehicle and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. They had an ankle monitor though We arrested the driver for Possession With Intent to Distribute Marijuana.
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Irmo man charged with assaulting 5-week-old baby

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The Irmo Police Department has charged Jimmy Frederick Hollingsworth Jr, 34, with unlawful conduct towards a child. Hollingsworth is accused of abusing his 5-week-old child. According to investigators, the abuse was brought to their attention by hospital staff at Prisma Health, after an incident was reported...

Irmo Police Department Promotions

Chief Dale would like to announce the newest Corporals in the Patrol Division. Corporal Jeff Thrun and Corporal David Copley were promoted and pinned by Chief Dale and Major Hendricks. Corporal Thrun will serve on Squad 2 and Corporal Copley will serve on Squad 1. Corporal Chris Shirley was also...

Message from the D5 Board Chair

I have served on this school board for over 15 years. During that time I have always worked for the benefit of all of our students and staff, as well as our taxpayers. Years ago I fought for rebuilding the old academic portion of Irmo High School. That should have been a priority, but the former boards focused on other building projects and ignored the need for equity among all our schools.

First Alert Weather: Flash flood warning in the Midlands

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The Newberry County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) warned drivers to avoid a flooded area Wednesday morning. At around 7:30 a.m. NCSO said the area around I-26 at mile marker 87 is flooded and has several wrecked vehicles. They advised the public to find alternative routes. A...

54 Cats Seized From South Carolina Home Operating As Animal Rescue

Chester County Animal Control seized 54 cats from the home, which housed an organization known as Cat’s Paw Rescue South Carolina. Deputies arrested Channing Collinge, Evelyn Collinge, III, and Christine Collinge. Each is charged with Ill Treatment of Animals Section (b), which is a felony charge. The Sheriff’s Office...

Father accused of abusing five-week-old infant arrested, charged

IRMO S.C., (WACH) — A man accused of abusing his 5-week-old child has been arrested, according to the Irmo Police Department. Officials say Jimmy Frederick Hollingsworth Jr., 24, is being charged with unlawful conduct toward a child stemming from an incident reported in March. LOCAL FIRST | "It's something...

Irmo PD: Man facing unlawful conduct towards a child charge

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– A man is behind bars today for alleged child abuse. Irmo Police say they were called to the Prisma Children’s Hospital in March, after a 5-week-old was brought in for dehydration. Officials say the staff saw injuries which indicated possible child abuse and later determined the infant’s father, 34-year-old Jimmy Hollingsworth Jr., was alone with the child when they became dehydrated and required medical attention.

Irmo Police Charge Father With Abusing His 5-Week-Old Baby

Irmo Police have charged Jimmy Frederick Hollingsworth Jr., 34, with unlawful conduct toward a child after an incident involving his 5-week-old infant. In March 2022, the infant was taken to Prisma Children’s Hospital for dehydration. The staff at the hospital observed injuries to the baby that were consistent with possible abuse. Those injuries were abrasions to the nose area, a torn frenulum and metaphyseal fracture of the left tibia.

Devils subtract from Ninety Six, 6-2

Lefthander Carson Glenn turned in 5 shutout innings as Clinton Post 56 Junior Legion gave him more runs than he needed in a 4-run 3rd inning en route to a 6-2 decision over Ninety Six on Tuesday evening,. Glenn yielded only a hit and 3 walks, striking out 5 before...

Crash on I-26 east near Irmo stalls traffic

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Traffic was slowed Tuesday morning after a crash on I-26 east near Irmo. The crash happened on I-26 east near exit 97 (Rauch Metz Road). No injuries have been reported, as of 8 a.m. This story is developing and will be updated as more information becomes...

LIST: Where to see fireworks during July 4th weekend

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Wondering where to find fireworks or other celebrations for this 4th of July? Here are some of the fireworks displays from across the Midlands. Organizers of Blythewood’s annual ‘Rockin’ Red White and Blue’ celebration said the town will host the event at Doko Meadows Park from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. on July 2, 2022.