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Sheriff: Man dead in shooting at a Columbia apartment complex

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH) — An investigation has started with the death of a man who was allegedly shot outside of a Columbia apartment complex. Deputies tell us around 10 pm on October 21, officers were called to 1800 Longcreek Drive for reports of a shooting. According to officers, When they...
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Man accused of flying into Columbia Airport with weed and large amount of cash

Lexington, SC 10/22/2021 - A Columbia man is accused of flying home from California with more than 40 pounds of marijuana and $4,000 in his suitcases. Kevin Antwan Simmons, 43, is charged with trafficking marijuana, according to a warrant for his arrest. “Law enforcement officers from the Sacramento area notified...
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Over 40 pounds of marijuana found in man's suitcase at airport, deputies

LEXINGTON, SC (WACH) — A Columbia man has been arrested and is accused of flying home from California with more than 40 pounds of marijuana and $4,000 in his suitcases. Deputies say Kevin Antwan Simmons is charged with trafficking marijuana. Law enforcement from the Sacramento area told South Carolina Drug...
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Four charged for trying to get drugs inside detention center

Lexington Co., S.C. (WOLO)– Deputies in Lexington Co. say a man and a woman are accused of trying to get drugs and other contraband to her son and another inmate inside the Lexington Detention Center. Deputies say Cassandra Shanklin and Hunter Warren are charged with furnishing or possessing contraband, criminal...
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Columbia man charged with smuggling weed from California

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - A Columbia man was arrested and charged for smuggling weed from a California airport to Columbia. Kevin Antwan Simmons, 43, is charged with trafficking marijuana after officials found more than 40 pounds of weed and $4,000 in his suitcase at Columbia Metropolitan Airport, according to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department.
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Columbia apartment complex shooting leaves one dead

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Authorities are investigating after a man was shot and killed at a Columbia apartment complex on Thursday night. According to the Richland County Sheriff's Office, the shooting happened around 10 p.m. at 1800 Longcreek Drive. There, police found a man in a vehicle who had been shot multiple times.
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Deputies investigating Columbia shooting that left 1 person dead

One man was killed in a Thursday shooting at an apartment in Columbia, police said Friday. The man, whom police have not named, was found dead in a vehicle where he had been shot multiple times, according to a news release from Richland County Sheriff’s Department. Police were called to...
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Elgin Crime Report - Oct. 22, 2021

Elgin Police Department (EPD) officers arrested James Henry Wilson Jr., 45, of Craft Acres Road, Eastover around 9:30 a.m. Oct. 14 and charged him with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamines. Subscribe today to keep reading great local content. You can cancel anytime!. Back on August 3, officers from the...
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911 caller on Murdaugh's road shooting: 'looks like a setup'

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A woman who reported seeing a man later identified as South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh bloodied on a roadside after a shooting told an emergency dispatcher she didn’t stop because it “looks like a setup,” according to 911 calls released Friday. The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division...
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Former S Carolina Juvenile Justice Head Back to State Police

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Freddie Pough, who resigned under pressure as head of South Carolina’s Office of Juvenile Justice, is returning to state police. Pough will begin work Nov. 2 as a senior investigator for the State Law Enforcement Division, where he was an investigator before moving to juvenile justice, news outlets reported.
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Deputies: Missing Lexington girl found safe

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department has located a missing 12-year-old girl. Payton Keith was reported missing after leaving a home on Horace Court on Wednesday, according to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. Payton was last seen wearing a blue hoodie with pink lettering, blue sweat pants...
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Former SC Juvenile Justice director Freddie Pough lands job at state police

Freddie Pough, who resigned last month as head of the state agency responsible for housing juvenile offenders after a rocky tenure filled with disapproval from state lawmakers, has been hired back at the State Law Enforcement Division. Pough is expected to return to SLED Nov. 2, spokesman Tommy Crosby said.
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