Author: Miya Payton

Investigation underway after shooting in Sumter

(STOCK PHOTO/Getty Images) Police officers, tape, cruiser. SUMTER, S.C. (WOLO) – Sumter Police are investigating after a man was shot in the parking lot of a Broad Street business on Sunday morning. According to investigators, at around 5 a.m. the victim 29-years-old, Jaquavius Brown and his 24-year-old girlfriend were leaving IHOP when they were approached by an unknown man and…

Richland County police search for missing man

(Source: RCSD) COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) –  The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the community’s help to find a missing man. Authorities say 63-year-old, Edwin Lee, left his home on Lost Tree Lane yesterday, May 14. He was last seen wearing camo and black jogging pants, a black pull over and hat. Edwin has medical conditions that require medications…

Local law enforcement respond to the129 officers killed in the line of duty in the U.S. last year

CAYCE, S.C. (WOLO) In the Midlands police officers are putting themselves on the front lives daily to serve and protect, no matter the risk and no matter the cost. Everyday police officers put on their uniforms not knowing whether or not they’ll be returning home, and last year more than a hundred officers did not. According to the new data released…

Happy Mother’s Day

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – ABC Columbia News is showing thanks and appreciation to all mothers for their love, support, and at many times their patience. For some people Mother’s Day is a day of remembrance for the mothers who are no longer alive. On this day many families gathered at the Lincoln Cemetery to pay their respects.  Every year on Mother’s Day,…

Deadly hit-and-run suspect denied bond

(Source: RCSD) COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – The driver responsible for the death of a pedestrian on Fairfield Road is now in jail. According to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to Fairfield Road and Eisenhower Drive around 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 7th.  Police received reports of shots fired and arrived on scene to find that several people were…

One man shot at Lexington apartment complex

LEXINGTON, S.C. (WOLO) – An investigation is underway after one man was shot at a Lexington apartment complex on May 8th. According to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, the shooting happened on the 100 block of Brevard Parkway. The man was taken to the hospital with what first responders believe to be non-life threatening injuries to his upper body. Investigators…

Deadly pedestrian vehicle strike and shooting on Fairfield Road

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – The Richland County Sheriff’s Department received reports of shots fired on Fairfield Road. When deputies arrived on scene they found a deceased individual near the roadway. Investigators determined that the individual was struck by a vehicle. According to the Richland County Coroner Nadia Rutherford, the victim is identified as Dr. Sonya Lewis, 56, of Blythewood, SC….

New charges for local photographer accused of taking inappropriate photos of young girl

Gregg MartinSource: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – There are new additional charges for a local photographer who was previously arrested for crimes against a child. According the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, 53-year-old Gregg Martin was arrested on April 8th after deputies received a report of him taking inappropriate photographs of a young girl under his care….

Deadly train collision in Richland County

RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly accident involving a train on Hobart Drive. According to police it happened on Saturday, April 30th at 4:30 p.m. Investigators say a 2017 Hyundai was traveling south on Hobart Drive and struck the train. The driver of the Hyundi died, and there are no other injuries…