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Bond denied for several people in South Carolina shooting

On June 18 around 12:25 a.m., there was a shooting in South Carolina that injured several people. A 17-year-old man was charged with seven counts of attempted murder in the Myrtle Beach shooting not long afterward. He also faces one charge of carjacking. A 18-year-old man was taken into custody the following month in connection with the shooting and charged with six counts of attempted murder. Both were from North Carolina.

Suspect charged in South Carolina nightclub shooting

A 27-year-old South Carolina man is facing a raft of charges including homicide in connection with a shooting at a West Columbia nightclub on Dec. 17. In addition to murder, the Columbia resident is charged with weapons possession, burglary, criminal conspiracy and assault in the first degree. Reports indicate that he was transported to the Lexington County Detention Center for processing after being taken into custody during a traffic stop on Dec. 21.

South Carolina man taken into custody on murder charges

A 26-year-old man is facing murder charges following the death of a 53-year-old man in Greenville. The older man's body was found in his home on Dec. 5 after police were called to make a welfare check. According to police, he had suffered trauma to his body. A day later, the other man was taken into custody.

Penalties for felony armed robbery in South Carolina

A person who is armed while committing a robbery in South Carolina will likely be charged with a felony. If convicted on the charge, that person could face a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison. The maximum prison sentence for a felony armed robbery charge is 30 years. Furthermore, those who are convicted of this charge must be sent to prison as opposed to being put on probation or given a suspended sentence.

4 inmates facing murder charges after 2 workers die

South Carolina residents may be interested to learn about the recent failed prison escape in neighboring North Carolina. Authorities said that four men attempted to breakout from the Pasquotank Correctional Institution, killing a correctional officer and vocational worker in the process. The four prisoners were charged with murder on Oct. 20.

Man charged with murder after woman's body found in fire

South Carolina officials reported that the body of a woman that was found after a fire that occurred on Oct. 10 showed that she had been shot to death before the fire occurred. The woman was identified as a 39-year-old and a 38-year-old man was charged with murder the same afternoon.

Too soon to tell if rise in violent crime is a trend

Many parts of South Carolina might feel far away from big-city crime, but violent crimes have risen for the last two years across the entire country, according to FBI statistics. The swell in violence, including homicides, does not automatically indicate a crime wave. Crime rates had dropped to historic lows for several years preceding the rise, which means 2015 and 2016 might have only been bad years.

Man dies in stabbing incident

According to authorities, a 48-year-old man was taken into custody on Aug. 31 for allegedly being involved in a fatal stabbing that took place in South Carolina. Earlier in the day, a 33-year-old man was found dead just after 6 a.m. at the home of the man who was taken into custody.

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