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Posted on April 26, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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James Stone, 53, of Walterboro, pled guilty to three counts of receiving stolen goods when he appeared in Colleton County General Sessions Court recently. He was given concurrent 30-day jail terms.

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Crime Reports | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 26, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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Bama Road resident arrested

A fight call turned into a stolen motor vehicle investigation when law enforcement visited a residence on Bama Road in Cottageville the afternoon of April 21.

When a call came in of two men fighting in … Read the rest



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Posted on April 19, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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School visitor faces weapon charge
A Walterboro man was taken into custody the afternoon of April 15 after he allegedly attempted to bring a gun onto school property.
The suspect was among a group arriving at Colleton County High School … Read the rest


Crime Reports | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 13, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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Man captured after high speed chase
A Colleton County deputy patrolling in Islandton on April 5 spotted a small black Infinity going 90 mph in a 55 mph zone. As he turned to pursue the vehicle, the driver began passing … Read the rest



Woman seriously injured in assault | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 12, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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A 67-year-old Walterboro woman was rushed to the Trauma Unit at North Charleston’s Trident Medical Center April 6 after she was severely beaten during an assault at her home.
Members of the Walterboro Police Department were called to an apartment … Read the rest




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Posted on April 6, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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Teacher accused of pushing student
A Colleton County High School teacher is on administrative leave pending investigation of an incident involving a student on March 27.
PE teacher Joyce Bethay was involved in an altercation with a student in the … Read the rest



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Posted on March 30, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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Man arrested
Two members of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office were working routine patrol in the southbound lanes of I-95 the morning of March 24 when they reportedly spotting a man driving erratically.
They pulled the driver over and asked … Read the rest


Man charged with child pornography | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 29, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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A Walterboro man was arrested on multiple counts when he was taken into custody on March 22.
Lawrence Edwins Reid, 38, of Walterboro was arrested on six counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and four counts of second-degree … Read the rest



Dorchester shares drug enforcement equipment | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 24, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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Leah Polk Reason, the Empowering Communities for a Healthy Outcome coordinator for the Dorchester Alcohol and Drug Commission, visited the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office March 8 bearing gifts. Reason explained that through the use of a grant, the commission purchased … Read the rest


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Posted on March 23, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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Drug charges follow traffic stop
A North Carolina man was arrested by the Walterboro Police Department on multiple charges following a traffic stop at Jefferies Highway and Ivanhoe Street the morning of March 18.
A city patrolman pulled the driver … Read the rest


Marijuana seized on interstate | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 22, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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Two Colleton County Sheriff’s Office deputies working routine patrol on I-95 Monday afternoon ended up seizing a large amount of marijuana.
The deputies were on I-95 near Exit 53 when they reportedly saw a white truck following another southbound vehicle … Read the rest


Shooting incident investigated | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 15, 2017 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

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Walterboro police are investigating a Tuesday evening shooting incident at a Snider’s Highway business.

Officers were called to the EZ Shop at 1796 Snider’s Highway Tuesday at 11:22 p.m.

A clerk told police that three people entered the business and … Read the rest


Crime Briefs | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 8, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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Man charged following chase
A Columbia man was taken into custody on two charges after he led Walterboro Police Department on a race down I-95 the evening of March 5.
A city police officer was on routine patrol near the … Read the rest


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Posted on March 1, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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Cottageville home burglarized

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office was called to a residence on Geechie Club Lane in Cottageville Feb. 26 at 11:44 a.m. after the resident discovered his home had been broken into.

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Posted on February 23, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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Woman injured in knife attack
Walterboro police officers were called to a Harper Street home the afternoon of Feb. 17 after the resident was reportedly slashed by a knife.
As officers were traveling to the home, they were informed that … Read the rest



Orangeburg suspects captured after chase | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 22, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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Three Charleston County men attempting to flee arrest in connection with a reported armed robbery at an Orangeburg business got as far as Jefferies Highway and McLeod Road before being captured.
According to the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office, two of … Read the rest


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Posted on February 16, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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Good Samaritan robbed
A Glen Street man called the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office Feb. 10 about 2:30 a.m. to report that he had just been robbed at gunpoint.
The man said he had been at home when a woman arrived … Read the rest


Fire damages Springtown home | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 8, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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A Springtown family was forced out of their home when flames swept through the residence the afternoon of Feb. 5.
Multiple calls reporting the blaze at 8947 Augusta Highway came into the dispatch center Feb. 5 at about 6:30 p.m.… Read the rest



Man killed when struck by truck | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 2, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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A 53-year-old Walterboro man was killed after he stepped into the path of an eastbound dump truck on Bells Highway at the intersection of Mount Carmel Road on Jan. 30 at 5:25 a.m.
Deputy Colleton County Coroner Richard Carter reports … Read the rest


Ridgeville man sent to prison | Court Reports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 2, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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A Ridgeville man was sent to prison when he appeared in Colleton County General Sessions Court on multiple charges.
William A. Cooprider, 39, of Ridgeland, pled guilty to charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and failure to stop for a blue light.… Read the rest


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