CRIME & SAFETY
Weekly Safety Report: Serious Accident and Shoplifting Incident hit Walterboro
Two incidents occurred in Walterboro, South Carolina this week. In the first incident, a man was ejected from his SUV after hitting a utility pole on Jefferies Boulevard. He suffered multiple traumatic injuries and a possible head injury. In the second incident, two individuals were involved in an alleged shoplifting incident at a jewelry store on East Washington Street. The man was caught on camera grabbing a chain worth $6,000 and leaving the store.
U-Haul smashes into mobile home in Colleton County
COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Colleton County Fire-Rescue said no one was injured after a U-Haul crashed into the side of a mobile home on I-95 Tuesday afternoon. The crash happened in the southbound lanes of I-95 around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Firefighters said the truck pulling the mobile home had...
What Were Some of the Key Pieces of Evidence at the Alex Murdaugh Crime Scene? Expert Witness Weighs In
When crime scene analyst Kenneth Kinsey was called to consult on the murders of Paul and Maggie Murdaugh, he assumed that he'd be let go after criticizing the investigators' initial work. "Little did I know it would be four months of my life," he said during his panel "Dissecting the...
Weekly Safety Report: Fatal Crash, Meth Lab Discovery, and Gunshot Incident Impact Dorchester County, South Carolina
This week in Dorchester County, South Carolina, there were three incidents that impacted the safety of the community. These incidents included a fatal crash on College Park Road, the discovery of a meth lab during a mold inspection, and a reported gunshot near a school bus stop. Authorities are investigating each incident to ensure the safety and well-being of the residents.
Video shows crashing vehicle narrowly missing South Carolina deputy during chase, officials say
DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. — Dashcam video taken during a South Carolina deputy pursuit shows a suspect vehicle crashing into a utility pole and narrowly missing a deputy in a median. The video was taken Tuesday after a Dorchester County deputy tried to stop a vehicle for an expired registration,...
Car destroyed in Colleton County crash involving utility trailer
COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – A driver was transported after colliding with a utility trailer Friday night in Colleton County. According to Colleton County Fire Rescue, a northbound Lexus collided with a loaded utility trailer on a “dark rural area” of Hendersonville Highway. The crash happened south of Walterboro around 8:00 p.m. on Friday. Reports say the truck […]
Man ejected from SUV after hitting utility pole in Colleton Co.
COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Colleton County Fire-Rescue said a man had multiple traumatic injuries and a head injury after being ejected from his SUV. The man was traveling north on Jefferies Highway when the SUV left the roadway, jumped a ditch and hit a power pole, firefighters said. Firefighters...
Colleton County man trapped in bulldozer, ditch for several hours
COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – A Colleton County man is recovering after being trapped under a bulldozer for several hours on a local tree farm. According to Colleton County Fire Rescue (CCFR), a farmer was operating a bulldozer when it drove into a 12-foot ditch on Thursday. Reports say he was thrown to the […]
Alex Murdaugh pleads guilty to federal charges in $6.5 million fraud scheme
Charleston, S.C. (CN) — Alex Murdaugh pleaded guilty to a bevy of federal financial crimes Thursday for his role in a decadelong scheme to steal millions from former clients of his family law firm. Murdaugh confessed to committing 22 felonies, including 14 counts of money laundering, in a conspiracy...
Alex Murdaugh claims he learned about alleged jury tampering after sentencing
Murdaugh insisted in an affidavit filed Thursday that he first learned of allegations that court clerk Rebecca Hill tried to sway jurors toward a guilty verdict after he was sentenced.
Inside the Weirdest Twist in the Alex Murdaugh Case
A Georgia man who blasted his wife’s aunt on Facebook for “sticking her nose” in his business has improbably been dragged into the Alex Murdaugh murder saga because of an identity mix-up.Earlier this month, Murdaugh’s defense team filed a 65-page motion for a new trial, arguing that Colleton County court clerk Rebecca Hill pressured the jury to convict the disgraced ex-lawyer accused of killing his wife and son.The defense also claimed that Hill campaigned to remove a particular juror from the trial because she believed the juror was on the fence about a conviction. The motion claimed Hill flagged for...
Dorchester firefighters engage in auto extraction training
DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Firefighters in Dorchester County are sharpening their skills for what to do when arriving on the scene of a vehicle crash. Motor vehicle crashes are something firefighters across the county respond to daily. This quarterly hands-on training ensures they’re prepared for any scenario that comes...
Defense Team for Convicted Double Murderer Alex Murdaugh Files Court Docs for New Trial Request
Attorneys track down person behind juror’s dismissal
Man ejected from vehicle in serious accident
An adult male suffered multiple traumatic injuries and a possible head injury when he was ejected from his SUV after hitting a utility pole on Jefferies Boulevard. The small SUV was traveling northbound when it left the roadway, jumped a ditch and struck the power pole, breaking it into three pieces. The SUV then flipped over multiple times before landing on its side in a field. The man was found lying in the field near the SUV. Bystanders had stopped to render aid. Firefighter-Paramedics treated the man at the scene. He was then transported to the helipad at Colleton Medical Center to meet with the CARE Flight helicopter. He was transferred to the flight crew, then flown to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center. The accident is being investigated by the SC Highway Patrol.
AG responds to motion for new Alex Murdaugh murder trial over claims of jury tampering
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) – Attorney General Alan Wilson and state prosecutors filed a response Friday to a motion by Alex Murdaugh and his defense attorneys calling for a new murder trial. Murdaugh’s attorneys allege that Colleton County Clerk of Court Rebecca Hill tampered with the jury during the weeks-long trial. Murdaugh was ultimately found guilty […]
Weekly Safety Report: Crash and Drowning Incidents Impact Dorchester County, South Carolina
This week in Dorchester County, South Carolina, two incidents occurred that impacted the safety of the community. The first incident involved a crash on Ladson Road, which resulted in the closure of all lanes near Gilligans Seafood Restaurant. The road was reopened after approximately one hour. Limited details are available about the crash at this time. The second incident involved the tragic drowning of a 3-year-old child in a retention pond at Cooper Ridge Apartment. Despite efforts to locate and rescue the child, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
SPD: Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run at North Maple Street; suspect arrested
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCIV) — A Summerville woman was fatally struck by a vehicle while walking along North Maple Street the evening of Sept. 13. The Dorchester County Coroner's Office identified the woman as 55-year-old Sorel D. Mazyck. She was struck at approximately 11:45 p.m. and pronounced dead at the scene on Sept. 14 at 1 a.m.
Coroner IDs victim of fatal hit and run in Summerville
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - The Dorchester County Coroner’s Office has identified a woman who was killed after a hit and run that happened Wednesday night. Sorel D. Mazyck, 55, was struck and killed while walking along North Maple Street, coroner Paul Brouthers said. Officers responded to the 300 block...
Alex Murdaugh's attorney argues 'jaw-dropping' juror revelations warrant new trial
Alex Murdaugh's defense attorney Jim Griffin alleges a South Carolina court clerk tampered with jurors in the high-profile murder trial.
Colleton Clerk Becky Hill denies Murdaugh jury tampering allegations, co-author speaks out
Colleton County Clerk of Court Rebecca Hill and her co-author are beginning to address serious allegations of jury tampering leveled recently by criminal defense attorneys representing convicted murderer Richard "Alex" Murdaugh. Hill, a first-term elected official who oversaw day-to-day courtroom operations during Murdaugh's internationally publicized, six-week double murder trial and...