Wednesday Aug 13
The News Tribune
Man gets 20 years in SC prison guard shooting
The sentence - handed down by U.S. District Judge Joseph Anderson, who called the crime "particularly heinous" - was the maximum allowed under federal guidelines for Sean Echols, 31. The federal time will begin after Echols finishes the 25 years he is serving on unrelated state charges.
Wednesday Aug 13
Fort Mill Times
Sentencing set in SC prison guard shooting
Court records show 31-year-old Sean Echols is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday on a charge of conspiracy to use interstate facilities in murder-for-hire.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Drone Delivery Goes Wrong At Prison
It was just yesterday that we reported on how a drone crashed into Yellowstone National Park's largest hot spring - talk about landing in hot water! Well, it seems that here is another interesting drone crash that might just pique your interest - where this drone delivery went south as it crashed near the fence of the Lee Correctional Institution ... (more)
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Marijuana delivery drone crashes outside of South Carolina prison, newspaper says
Corrections officials say someone loaded a drone with marijuana and attempted to fly it over the walls of a prison in South Carolina, reported the Ashville Citizen-Times newspaper .
Mon Aug 04, 2014
So Close: Drone Crashes Sneaking Drugs Into Prison
So apparently a drone crashed with a payload of drugs, cell phones and cigarettes while attempting to be flown into the maximum security Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, South Carolina.
Sat Aug 02, 2014
Drug smuggling drone found outside South Carolina prison
On July 31, Reuters reported that a drone, laden with drugs, cigarettes, and cell phones, crashed outside of a South Carolina prison .
Thu Jul 31, 2014
The Washington Post
A delivery drone carrying marijuana, cell phones and tobacco crashed outside a S.C. prison
Police are seeking one man and have arrested another who they believe tried to smuggle contraband into a South Carolina prison by way of drone.
Drone Carrying Drugs, Phones Crashes Outside SC Prison
A crashed drone carrying contraband, including marijuana, tobacco and cellphones, was found outside the razor wire fence at a maximum security prison in South Carolina.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Erie Times News
In Brief: Rains, smugglers damage U.S.-Mexico border fence
U.S. Border Patrol officials said Wednesday that agents discovered a garage-sized hole through a steel fence that divides the United States and Mexico just east of Nogales, Ariz.
St. Petersburg Times
Ex-Blackwater guard testifies against former colleagues
A former Blackwater security guard testified Wednesday that he and two colleagues shot their weapons into a car in Nisoor Square in Baghdad, part of a barrage of gunfire that claimed the lives of a mother and her son and led to the shootings of 30 other Iraqis.
Drone Carrying Contraband Crashes at SC Prison
Officials are looking for a person they say helped try to use a drone to sneak cellphones, marijuana and other contraband into a maximum-security prison in South Carolina.