Crime

Deputies:Two-year-old shot at apartment complex

Richland County Deputies responded to reports of a shooting at 100 Willow Oak Dr.

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO) – A 2-year-old is in the hospital after deputies say they were shot at a Columbia apartment complex. Richland County deputies are on scene at a Columbia apartment complex after a child was shot. Deputies responded to reports of a shooting at 100 Willow Oak Dr. Monday, May 30. Once on scene, they located a 2-year-old child…

Rise in crime in U.S. cities

There’s been a rise in crime in major cities across the country. From “smash and grab” robberies at high end stores to targeted attacks on Asian women in the Bay Area, lawmakers and officials say enough is enough.

South Carolina revamps system to notify crime victims

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Associated Press): South Carolina has updated a service that provides information to crime victims such as a suspect’s custody status or hearing date. The South Carolina Victim Information and Notification Everyday system now offers a list of local and national groups that assist victims. Officials say the upgraded SC-Vine website and app are also easier to use. SC-Vine…

RCSD searching for attempted murder suspect

Courtesy: Richland County Sheriff’s Department COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in finding Antoni Lawrence, who is wanted on attempted murder charges. Deputies say they were dispatched to Shandon Crossing Apartments on September 8 where they found the victim lying on his back with a gunshot wound to his lower body. Authorities…

Overall crime down, murder up in 2018 SLED report

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)–The rates for overall violent crimes and property crime in South Carolina fell in 2018 according to a report released Friday by State Law Enforcement Division. However, its not all good news. A SLED spokesperson says the number of murders in 2018 reached a 5-year high with 393 victims, while the number of law enforcement officers assaulted increased…

$100,000 + stolen property in Orangeburg recovered

Terry Blewer Jr / OCSOTerry Blewer Jr / OCSO Pendarvis-Michelle Thomas-Bradford-Smith Tabitha-Weatherford Taylor-Weatherford ORANGEBURG, S.C. (WOLO) – Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office investigators are seeking 40-year-old Terry Blewer Jr. and 34-year-old Michelle Pendarvis in connection with multiple items recovered at Blewer’s Bonner Avenue residence. Sheriff Leroy Ravenell announced that more than $100,000 worth of stolen items have been recovered in the…