Author: Rob Dew

Coroner: 4-year old dies after being found in hot car

Richland Co., S.C. (WOLO)–The hot weather has already claimed one life in the Midlands. Richland Co. coroner Gary Watts says 4-year old Zion Akinrefon of Maryland was found unresponsive in a car at a home in Blythewood. The coroner says the boy climbed into the unlocked car when no one was looking. Sheriff Leon Lott says at this time no…

Former Columbia police chief arrested in Florence County

FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO/WPDE) – Deputies arrested a former Columbia Police Chief at a motel in Florence County Saturday. Randall Gershom Scott, 50, was taken into custody Saturday afternoon at a motel on Cale Yarborough Highway near Timmonsville, according to an official with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office. According to a news release issued Saturday, deputies with the Florence County…

Lexington Co. Deputies searching for person of interest

Lexington Co., S.C. (WOLO)–Deputies with the Lexington Co. Sheriff’s Department say they are searching for a man in connection with an investigation at the Waters at Berryhill apartment complex near I-26. Details are extremely limited at this time, but investigators say they are searching for J.W. Hayes in connection with the investigation. Deputies say he is known to frequent businesses…

Car crashes into animal hospital

Courtesy: County of Lexington Lexington Co., S.C. (WOLO)– Lexington emergency crews responded Thursday afternoon after a car crashed into a Lexington veterinarian’s office. A spokesperson for the county says no people were hurt when the SUV ran into Grace Animal Hospital on Charter Oak Rd. One dog was treated for minor cuts following the incident. Deputies say no charges will…

Man accused of burning McMaster’s homes denied bond

Courtesy:CPD Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)-  Thursday a judge denied bond for arson suspect Frank Wilberding. Wilberding is accused of starting two fires on Greene St. at rental properties owned by Gov. Henry McMaster. The judge also set bond at $100k on ten counts of assault and battery. Police say those charges stem from Wilberding intentionally setting the fires with no regard…

Coroner: Pedestrian struck, killed in Chapin

Lexington Co., S.C. (WOLO)–Lexington Co. Coroner Margaret Fisher says someone died after being hit by a vehicle in Chapin Wednesday night. Officials say it happened in the gravel lot surrounding a storage facility. According to Fisher, 24-year-old Evan Bowersox from Lexington was pronounced dead at the hospital. Authorities say the driver of the vehicle, and others at the scene tried…

School of slain student reaches out to parents

ABC Columbia Cedar Vale shooting Drive ABC Columbia -Matt Perron Lexington, S.C. (WOLO)–We’re learning more about the child killed in a shooting Tuesday in Lexington Co. Lexington Coroner Margaret Fisher says 8-year-old Mason Hanahan died after a reported home invasion on Cedar Vale Dr. A spokesperson for Lexington District One confirmed Mason was a student at Oak Grove Elementary School….