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Investigators seize drugs, money at Sumter home

SUMTER COUNTY, S.C. (WACH) — Sumter County investigators have seized drugs and money from a Sumter home after executing a search warrant at a home on September 29. More than 4.5 pounds of marijuana with a street value of almost $20,000 was found at a home in the 4200 block of Blanche Road.
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2 charged in ongoing shooting investigation in Sumter

An investigation that originally began without any charges expected changed to two facing manslaughter charges in a fatal shooting on Robney Drive earlier this month. Based on new information gathered in the shooting death of 31-year-old Eugene Rhinehart III, of Granada Drive, warrants were issued Thursday for 43-year-old Samantha Funchess, of Robney Drive, and 28-year-old Asaad Jamal McNeil, of Rembert, said Tonyia McGirt, public information officer for the Sumter Police Department.
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Deputies: More than 4 pounds of marijuana, other drugs seized at Sumter County house

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Sumter County deputies said they seized more than four pounds of weed and other drugs at a Sumter County home. Investigators were serving a search warrant near the 4200 block of Blanche Road on September 29 when they found 2,076 grams (about 4.5 pounds), 3.1 grams of cocaine, 2.3 grams of crack cocaine and $769 in cash, according to deputies with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office,
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New details lead to manslaughter charge for woman attacked in her Sumter home

SUMTER, S.C. — New details have considerably changed the narrative of a deadly shooting investigation in Sumter. Preliminary investigation suggested no charges for a woman who said she was attacked by 31-year-old Eugene Rhinehart III when he entered an unlocked door of her Robney Drive home. Sumter Police said at the time of the Oct. 2 attack that the woman managed to get a gun during the attack and opened fire, fatally wounding Rhinehart.
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Deputies say man forced 14-year-old girl into sexual intercourse

SUMTER COUNTY, SC -- — A Sumter County man faces charges after deputies say he forced a minor into sexual intercourse. 45-year-old Edward Joseph Lafeve from Wedgefield faces charges of criminal sexual conduct with a minor. Sumter County deputies say Lafeve forced a 14-year-old girl to have sexual intercourse with...
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Man shot, killed after entering home, beating woman in Sumter, police say

SUMTER, S.C. — Police say a man is dead after he allegedly entered a home and beat a woman in Sumter on Saturday morning. Sumter Police said that just after 4:15 a.m., 31-year-old Eugene Rhinehart III entered the home on Robney Drive through an unlocked door and confronted a woman inside. Police said he then began punching her. However, police said she managed to get a gun that was in the home and shoot Rhinehart.
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No charges expected in fatal shooting in Sumter

No charges are expected following an incident where a man entered a home and assaulted a woman before he was fatally shot early Saturday morning. Officers responded to a shots fired call after 4:15 a.m. on Robney Drive and found a woman beaten and a man shot outside of a home.
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17-year-old reported missing in Sumter County found safe

SUMTER COUNTY, S.C. (WIS) - The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office reported that a missing 17-year-old girl who had been reported missing has been found safe. Ny’Kia Mahoney was reported missing sometime after September 27 when she was last seen in the Ivey Hall Subdivision area on Lewis Road, officials say.
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Missing Sumter County teen found safe

SUMTER COUNTY, S.C. (WACH) — According to the Sumter County Sheriff's Office, a teenager missing from her home since Wednesday has been found. Ny’Kia Mahoney, 17, was last seen on September 27 in the Ivey Hall Subdivision on Lewis Road, deputies said. Investigators believed the teen is with friends in...
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Sumter County authorities locate missing SC teen runaway

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office has located a teenage runaway. Ny’Kia Mahoney, 17, had been missing since Monday, when she was seen in the Ivey Hall subdivision area on Lewis Road, the sheriff’s office said in a statement. Mahoney, who is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall and 200...
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Sumter County community comes together to honor missing teenager

SUMTER COUNTY, S.C. (WACH) — A community vigil was held in honor of the memory of Sumter County 19-year-old Brent Garcia. Garcia has been missing since December 26, 2020. A bench at the Saving Sumter Strays animal shelter on 1230 Winkles Road has been dedicated in his memory. A plaque of Garcia will be dedicated in his honor.
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Found: Deputies search for missing teen in Sumter Co. ends

SUMTER COUNTY, S.C. (WACH) — A teenager missing from her since Sunday, September 26 has returned home. Deputies from the Sumter County Sheriff's Office tell us, Garia Rogers, 17, has been found. She returned home Wednesday afternoon. The Sumter County Sheriff Department thanks all those who helped in the search.
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