Author: Rob Dew

Midlands Mugshots October 14th

1/17AMIMLL, JORGE LUIS PASTRANA TRAFFIC / DRIVING WITHOUT A LICENSE – 1ST OFFENSE DUI / DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, LESS THAN .10, 1ST OFFENSE Show Caption Hide Caption 2/17BOWERS, SCOTT WILDER HOLD FOR LCSD Show Caption Hide Caption 3/17BRANHAM, AMANDA KAYE SHOPLIFTING / SHOPLIFTING, VALUE $2,000 OR LESS Show Caption Hide Caption 4/17CHAMPION, GARY LEE NO DRIVERS LICENSE – 1ST…

Officer injured in prison incident

Lancaster Co., S.C. (WOLO)– A spokesperson for the SC Department of Corrections says an inmate at an Upstate prison assaulted a guard and held him against his will. Officials say it happened at Kershaw Correctional Institution in Lancaster County Monday. We’re told the inmate stabbed the corrections officer four times with a homemade weapon. Officials say no other inmates participated…

Suspects arrested in connection with murder of Cayce woman

Courtesy:LCSD Cayce, S.C. (WOLO)–Two more suspects are in custody in connection with the death of a 30 year old Cayce woman. A spokesperson for the Cayce Department of Public Safety says Charles Craft and Michael Ponder are both charged with accessory after the fact in the murder of Heather Jordan. Police say the men helped the man suspected in her…

Federal Court rules against SC ban on mask mandates in schools

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)–According to the American Civil Liberties Union Tuesday a federal district court granted a request to block South Carolina’s ban on mask mandates in schools. A spokesperson for the organization says the court ruled that the state’s budget provision prohibiting schools from imposing mask mandates for students and teachers discriminates against students with disabilities in violation of  Title…

Lexington Deputies investigating comments made by suspended Irmo HS student

Image: lexrich5.org/ihs Irmo, S.C. (WOLO)– Irmo High School students moved to virtual learning Friday after comments made by a student on social media. The Lexington County Sheriff’s office is investigating releasing this statement: “We’re looking into comments made by a suspended Irmo High School student in a social media video. While we continue efforts to review the contents of the…

Columbia man charged with shooting, killing parents

Source: LCSD Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)–  Lexington County deputies say a man is in custody after killing his parents in their Columbia home. Investigators say Kevin Westberry, 27, is charged with the murders of Subrina Westberry, 60, and Kenneth Westberry, 59. According to Lexington Sheriff Jay Koon deputies went to the home on Newark Place Thursday night after receiving a call…

SLED: Murdaugh death investigations uncover other potential crimes

(AP Photo/Mic Smith) Colleton, Co., S.C. (WOLO)– A spokesperson for SLED says during the course of the investigations into the deaths of Maggie and Paul Murdaugh, the wife and son of attorney Alex Murdaugh, agents uncovered other potential crimes that warrant further investigation. SLED Director Mark Keel released a statement on the investigations, “SLED agents continue to work diligently to…

Lexington deputies searching for suspect in fatal stabbing

Photo: LCSD Lexington Co., S.C. (WOLO)–Deputies with the Lexington Co. Sheriff’s Dept. say they are searching the area around Piney Grove Rd and Harbison Blvd. for Julian Flott. Investigators say Flott is wanted in connection with a fatal stabbing on Baymore Ln. Authorities say he was last seen wearing a plaid shirt with white stripes, and green and orange tennis…

Midlands Non-Profit raising money for family of fallen officer

Photo courtesy: Serve and Connect Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)–You have a chance to help the family of a South Carolina police officer killed in the line of duty. Serve and Connect, a local non profit which works to strengthen the bond between law enforcement and the communities they serve, is raising money for Lake City police officer John Stewart. Stewart, a…