Columbia Crime

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  • In Clinton's absence, South Carolina Dems welcome li...

    14 hrs ago | via News9 Oklahoma City 

    Protesters who've been holding near-daily demonstrations this week over the death of Freddie Gray are promising their biggest march yet a day after the Baltimore Police Department acknowledged that it failed to... Protesters who have been holding demonstrations almost daily this week over the death of Freddie Gray are promising their biggest march yet a day after the Baltimore Police Department acknowledged that it failed to get him... Authorities have filed preliminary murder charges against a man in the death of an Indiana University student whose body was found in a rural area not long after she was reported missing.

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  • Deadly Force Decisions

    Friday | via WALB-TV Albany 

    It's a split second decision officers face all the time, and now one local police department is taking extra measures to make sure their officers are better trained on if and when to use deadly force. WTOC got an exclusive look at this training equipment the Bloomingdale Police Dept.

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  • Arrest made in Colony Apartments shooting

    Thursday Apr 23 | via WIS-TV Columbia 

    Columbia police have arrested a 24-year-old in connection with the death of a mother of three who was struck by a bullet in a crowd of people on Bailey Street on Tuesday night. Columbia police were called to the Colony Apartments off West Beltline Boulevard after a patrolling officer saw a large crowd arguing and fighting moments before the shots were fired around 5:30 p.m. Investigators say when they arrived, they found a woman, identified as Sunshine Housey, 26, dead from a gunshot wound and a second man wounded.

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  • Arrest made in Colony Apartments shooting that kille...

    Wednesday Apr 22 | via WIS-TV Columbia 

    Columbia police have arrested a 24-year-old in connection with the death of a mother of three who was struck by a bullet in a crowd of people on Bailey Street on Tuesday night. Columbia police were called to the Colony Apartments off West Beltline Boulevard after a patrolling officer saw a large crowd arguing and fighting moments before the shots were fired around 5:30 p.m. Investigators say when they arrived, they found a woman, identified as Sunshine Housey, 26, dead from a gunshot wound and a second man wounded.

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  • Suspect Arrested in Colony Apartments Killing

    Wednesday Apr 22 | via WLTX-TV Columbia 

    Columbia police have arrested a suspect and charged him with murder in connection with Tuesday night's fatal shooting at the Colony Apartments. Suspect Arrested in Colony Apartments Killing Columbia police have arrested a suspect and charged him with murder in connection with Tuesday night's fatal shooting at the Colony Apartments.

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  • SC fugitive arrested in NY, deadly shooting & 14...

    Wednesday Apr 22 | via The Aiken Standard 

    Police investigating a suspicious vehicle on a Hudson Valley road last week ended up finding an upstate New York man who's a South Carolina fugitive awaiting trial on attempted murder charges. Police in New Paltz in Ulster County say 19-year-old Daniel Tozzi of nearby Highland was taken into custody April 14. New Paltz police say they were investigating a suspicious vehicle on a dead-end road when they found out Tozzi was a fugitive.

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  • STATE v. McDONALD 2012 213686

    Wednesday Apr 22 | via FindLaw 

    Chief Appellate Defender Robert M. Dudek, of Columbia, for Petitioner. Attorney General Alan M. Wilson, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Senior Assistant Deputy Attorney General Donald J. Zelenka, Senior Assistant Attorney General Melody J. Brown, and Solicitor Daniel E. Johnson, all of Columbia, for Respondent.

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  • Two Men Arrested After Fighting Over $2

    Tuesday Apr 21 | via Free Times 

    Two-Buck Cut : An off-duty officer was in downtown Columbia when he noticed two men, ages 45 and 49, squaring up for a fight. Turns out the guys were fighting over $2 one of them didn't pay when he received a haircut.

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  • Woman killed, man injured in Columbia shooting

    Tuesday Apr 21 | via WIS-TV Columbia 

    Police responded to the apartment complex on West Beltline Blvd. and found a woman dead and a man injured. The man's condition was not immediately known.

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  • 1 Dead, 1 Hurt in Shooting at the Colony Apts.

    Tuesday Apr 21 | via WLTX-TV Columbia 

    A woman is dead and person has been injured after a shooting late Tuesday afternoon at the Colony Apartments in Columbia. 1 Dead, 1 Hurt in Shooting at the Colony Apts.

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  • New trial bid for former soldier in cold case murder...

    Tuesday Apr 21 | via Stars and Stripes 

    In 2002, a Richland County jury convicted Freiburger in the 1961 slaying of a Columbia taxi driver, John Orner. Since then, Freiburger, 72, has been serving a life sentence in state prison.

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  • Atlanta Murder Suspect Arrested in Columbia

    Friday Apr 17 | via WLTX-TV Columbia 

    Atlanta Murder Suspect Arrested in Columbia A man wanted for a killing that took place in Atlanta has been arrested in Columbia. Check out this story on WLTX.com: http://on.wltx.com/1G2dHmh Columbia police say 27-year-old Antonio Lafonta Williams was taken into custody at an apartment on Fort Jackson Boulevard Friday.

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  • Gun Test: FNS-40

    Thursday Apr 16 | via The Daily Caller 

    FN of Herstal, Belgium, has been in the business of building military and law enforcement weaponry since the late 19th century. The relationship it had with John Browning is a testament to the quality of the company's products as well as its commitment to building dependable, innovative weapons.

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  • Christian Nicole Hammond

    Wednesday Apr 15 | via WIS-TV Columbia 

    Three more people have been arrested in connection with the murder of a man in his Swansea home last week. Lexington County Sheriff's deputies arrested Christian Nicole Hammond, 20, 17-year-old Rachel Lynn Little and 16-year-old Ja'Quan Montrelle Mavins on arrest warrants.

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  • Police: Two Arrested for W. Columbia Shooting Monday

    Wednesday Apr 15 | via WLTX-TV Columbia 

    Police: Two Arrested for W. Columbia Shooting Monday W. Columbia Police arrested two men on charges of attempted murder. Check out this story on WLTX.com: http://on.wltx.com/1yvsPca West Columbia, SC -- The West Columbia Police Department has arrested two men they say are responsible for an attempted murder there Monday.

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  • Two arrests made in West Columbia shooting

    Wednesday Apr 15 | via WIS-TV Columbia 

    West Columbia police arrested Jamal T. Johnson, 18, and Marcus J. Johnson, 22, and charged both of them with attempted murder, criminal conspiracy, and weapons possession. Investigators say the pair shot the victim, identified as Jerome R. Franklin, in the abdomen at a residence on Violet Street on Monday night.

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  • Innocent victim of another police shooting calls for...

    Wednesday Apr 15 | via Daily Mail 

    Lethal force caught on camera: Unbelievable moment Arizona cop intentionally mounts sidewalk in his cruiser and SMASHES into armed suspect as colleagues defend his 'life-saving' actions Victory for wife of ex-Clippers owner Donald Sterling as judge rules 'mistress' V Stiviano must pay her $2.6m in sugar daddy gifts Abandoned teen who gave birth to step-father's rape child and hid her toddler sister's dead body in the garage 'is a victim' and will not face charges, say police White supremacist, 20, claims he shot dead his gay community college supervisor because he had been 'sexually abusing a young relative' Missouri death row inmate loses 11th hour appeal and is executed by lethal injection for 1998 murder Celebrity chef is found hanging inside new restaurant he was due to open - one month after investor accused him of misappropriating funds 'Everyone knows it's not right!': Gossip ... (more)

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  • Man Robbed by Lady of the Night

    Tuesday Apr 14 | via Free Times 

    Pretty Woman : Cops pulled over a 32-year-old man on Beltline Boulevard after seeing him behave suspiciously. The driver admitted that he'd been robbed by a woman from whom he had solicited sex.

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  • Caretaker Facing Charges In Union Co. Vulnerablea

    Tuesday Apr 14 | via WLTX-TV Columbia 

    A woman is facing criminal charges in Union County after a paralyzed adult woman was found without food or water, and had been Caretaker Facing Charges In Union Co. Vulnerable Adult Neglect Columbia, SC -- A woman is facing criminal charges in Union County after a paralyzed adult woman was found without food or water, and had been Check out this story on WLTX.com: http://on.wltx.com/1ys1lEs Columbia, SC -- A woman is facing criminal charges in Union County after a paralyzed adult woman was found without food or water, and had been sitting in her own bodily waste for some time.

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  • SAF and Heller attorney file new suit over D.C.'s ba...

    Aug 7, 2009 | via Examiner.com 

    A little over a year ago , gun rights activists were celebrating across the nation as news broke that the Second Amendment Foundation and civil rights attorney Alan Gura had prevailed in Heller v. D.C. before the Supreme Court.

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Columbia Law

Boyfriend got charged with DUI, he refused to take a breathalyzer, how can you help?
My boyfriend got pulled over for a DUI saturday night. The thing is the officer gave him a warning ticket for swerving in lanes, the only reason why he swerved was because we got food and it spilled and he was trying to clean it up He only had a beer, or two. He passed all the exams, and he refused to take a breathalyzer. The cops arrested him, and suspended his license. Why did the officer givr him a warning ticket for swerving in lanes and then arrest him? Is there anyway we can get out of this? He refused to take a breathalyzer, therefor technically they dont have proof that he was drunk? (The reason why he refused to take a breathalyzer was because there was a St. Pattys celebration in SC and he had drank earlier, but he didnt know how much wouldve still been in his system)
Refusing to take the breathalyzer test was a serious mistake. If you get pulled over on suspicion of a DUI and...
I got into dui accident without insurance. What will i be charged with.
I got into a minor accident. No one was hurt. I was arrested for a dui and later when reporting the claim to my insurance company, discovered my insurance had lapsed. The policy has been reinstated but it is not retroactive for the time of the accident. What can I expect will be the legal repercussions. The court and officer did not realize my insurance had lapsed at the time of arrest. Can I be arrested again when I appear in court as an uninsured motorist? Will I be able to get a provisional license?
You could have additional charges, so best to get a local criminal lawyer on deck now. Avvo has a great "find a lawyer"...
Can u get a bench warrant lifted by paying the fine. Was put on a payment plan for a dui case, but couldnt keep up the payments.
Once i couldnt keep up the payments, they issued me a court date telling me i would have to have the payment in full over 1000. Which i missed because i knew i didnt have the money and was gonna have to do 30 days.
The only way to get a bench warrant lifted is to apply to the judge who issued it and ask that judge to lift the warrant
Is a DUAC a criminal charge in the state of South Carolina or a moving violation?
Being convicted of a DUAC and blowing a .08 is this a misdemeanor charge or a moving violation?
A first offense DUI or DUAC is a misdemeanor. Although it is a misdemeanor it carries very significant consequences,...
Can I bring proof that my fta was with drawn to the new state I live in for a drivers license?
I got my license suspended due to ticket fines in California whereI lived..they are all paid but still shows a ftafor ga. Trying to send certfied doc to cali to show its withdrawn. Can I bring the certified letter to my new state sc where I reside and get my license back since I am now a resident there?
The most important thing is to make sure each DMV cleans up your driving record. Find out what the SC DMV will need by...
What is the legal blood content of ambient in South Carolina
I was charged with DUI and giving a blood test.
If the officer believes you are impaired by a drug, or drugs, in your system, you may be charged with DUI. You should...
Over 20 years ago I received a DUI in NC. And over 10 in SC . Was arrested in NC in Jan in NC. I was pulled for a expired tag
I was arrested because the police said I smelled like alcohol and arrested and taken to do the breath test and blew three times. 1st , I was in a borrowed car & didnt know the tag was bad and second the machine didn't register so I got a refusual. I have been to court twice and both times the policemen didn't show. The prosecutor is now wanting to supeona the man because he no longer works for the police force. What will happen to me if he comes and what should I do. Also unfortunately I missed the 10 day window DMV. I had to get a public defender because I lost my job on account of the arrest . I am terrified. I had to move to SC to stay at my dads on account of this last arrest.
Depends where in the case you're at. What type of hearing is it? What does your PD say? Speak to the PD, they'll...