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January 2016 Archives

Sex crimes charges follow man's communication with undercover cop

A South Carolina man from Charleston was recently accused of soliciting sex from a minor. His arrest followed an undercover operation that was carried out by the South Carolina Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The man is facing several charges related to sex crimes against minors, including attempted criminal sexual conduct, attempts to sexually exploit a minor and criminal solicitation.

Embezzlement charges filed against ex town clerk

A South Carolina woman has been accused of embezzling public funds over a period of more than 10 years. The charges against her followed an investigation by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division into suspected fraudulent activity and embezzlement by the 63-year-old clerk, who was employed by the town of Ward. According to investigators, the woman embezzled over $10,000 in public funds over a period from Jan. 2003 until the beginning of Aug. 2014.

Driver accused of drunk driving after death of teenager

On a recent Sunday evening, the South Carolina Highway Patrol, Aiken County Sheriff's Office and local police responded to an accident scene in New Ellenton. Upon arrival, they found the body of a 15-year-old teenage boy who had been struck by a car. The driver who reportedly knocked the boy down is now facing several charges, including drunk driving. The accident investigation is reportedly ongoing.

DUI charges filed after fatal South Carolina cross-over accident

A 48-year-old South Carolina resident is facing several charges after she allegedly caused a vehicle accident that ended in injuries and a fatality. The South California Highway Patrol reported that the 48-year-old woman was taken into custody on DUI and other charges in the early morning hours of Dec. 26. The accident investigation is ongoing.