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June 29, 2018 - 12:00 am


South Carolina congressional candidate out of ICU

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A congressional candidate in South Carolina seriously injured in a wreck last week has been moved out of the intensive care unit of a hospital.

A spokesman for 47-year-old Katie Arrington said in a news release Thursday night that Arrington was making good progress in physical therapy in a Charleston hospital.

The car Arrington was in was being driven by a friend, Jacqueline Goff, who was also seriously injured in a June 22 wreck.

The driver of the other car, 69-year-old Helen White, died from her injuries.

Arringon ousted First District Republican Rep. Mark Sanford in the June 12 primary.

Her Democratic opponent, Joe Cunningham, said Thursday he was resuming campaign activities. Cunningham said in a statement that he was thankful that Arrington is expected to make a full recovery.


South Carolina woman charged in death of dropped baby

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman has been arrested and charged in the death of her baby that was dropped earlier this week.

News outlets report that a police statement says 31-year-old Tamika Yolanda Williams of North Charleston said she dropped 3-day-old Triton to the ground Tuesday, then placed him in a bassinet and waited 20 minutes before calling for help.

She's been charged with homicide by child abuse. It was not known if she has a lawyer.

Investigators say Williams deliberately dropped the boy, causing several skull fractures. The Charleston County Coroner's Office confirmed Thursday the child died of blunt head trauma.

The woman's husband, 38-year-old Marcus Williams said he doesn't know what his wife might have done, but he said he forgives her. He called her a "good mother."


Man arrested in South Carolina hit-and-run death

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — A man has been arrested and charged in a hit-and-run death involving a teen in South Carolina last week.

South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. David Jones told news outlets that 33-year-old Kyle Andrew Roach was arrested Thursday after a tip about his van.

Roach is charged in the June 22 death of 19-year-old Tijhee Dijon Salley of Lexington.

The Highway Patrol says Salley was riding a bicycle in the Red Bank area of Lexington County when he was struck by a van. He was taken to a hospital where he died the next day.

Roach is charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving death. He's being held in the Lexington County jail. It was not known if he has an attorney yet.


South Carolina sheriff says suspect fired at deputies

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A sheriff in South Carolina says a suspect in a shooting fired at deputies who were trying to arrest him.

The Richland County sheriff's Department said in a news release that shots were fired at deputies around 7:30 p.m. Thursday. No one was hurt.

The sheriff's department said the officers did not return fire and were able to arrest 23-year-old Tyler Westbury, who is charged with four counts of attempted murder. It was not known if he has an attorney yet.

A man who had been shot and wounded earlier was taken to Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia. His name has not been released and there was no word on his condition.


South Carolina woman arrested by officers training nearby

(Information from: The Herald,

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — It appears a woman picked a poor time to rob a South Carolina liquor store.

A woman was arrested Thursday in Rock Hill by York County sheriff's deputies who were training nearby.

The Herald of Rock Hill reports 40-year-old Kelly Nicole Walden has been charged with strong armed robbery and lying to police.

Sheriff's spokesman Trent Faris said dozens of deputies were training and some arrived about a minute after the call.

Rock Hill police also surrounded the area.

Faris said deputies were told the woman had run to an apartment complex, where she was quickly captured. The woman complained of health problems and was taken to Piedmont Medical Center.

She was charged after she was released from the hospital. There no record of an attorney yet.



22 charged after fatal shooting in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A sheriff in South Carolina says his deputies have charged 22 people for their roles in a shooting that left a 17-year-old dead last month.

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said Thursday his investigators gathered seven guns and 58 shell casings after a prearranged fight at a church near Columbia led to the gunfight that killed Amon Rice on May 10.

Lott says it is amazing only one other person was hurt.

Lott told news outlets the fight was set up after a brawl several days before.

Deputies charged four people with murder, 16 with accessory before the fact of murder and one person as an accessory after the fact. One suspect is still being sought.

Lott says he has never charged so many people in one shooting.

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