Crime
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A 76-year-old Smoaks man was severely injured after his home exploded Monday evening Dec. 5. At 7:59 p.m., 9-1-1 began receiving calls about an explosion near the Johnsville Community north of … more
Colleton County Sheriff’s Office Reports: 11/19/2022 - WALTERBORO: A deputy responded to Sunshine Lane in Colleton County in reference to an assault. 11/19/2022 - RIDGEVILLE: A deputy spoke … more
A Walterboro man with an extensive criminal history in another state has been sent to prison for the sexual assault of a girl who lived near him. William Morgan Jr., 57, of Franklin Street … more

By Andy Ann On Tuesday, Nov. 8, a Colleton County deputy attempted to conduct a routine traffic stop on Sidneys Road. A records check showed the car’s tag was registered to another vehicle. The … more
  An adult male was transported to trauma center after being ejected from a car that struck a tree Sunday morning Oct. 30. At 2:04 a.m., 9-1-1 was notified of the accident in the 15000 block … more
Barry McRoy, Fire Chief Colleton Fire-Rescue PRESS RELEASE - An adult male was critically injured in a shooting incident in the front parking lot of Baymont Inn and Suites, 1286 Sniders … more
By Heather Ruppe A family gathering at a Walterboro house ended with a man being shot. Detectives with the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office were called to a house at about 2:30 p.m. on … more

By Heather Ruppe A house along the Edisto River was burned to the ground in a Sept. 16th fire. The fire occurred in the early afternoon hours of Friday, Sept. 16th, at a residence located … more
Drugs, gun found in car at local park By Heather Ruppe Illegal drugs and a gun were found inside a car that was parked at a local park last week. According to an incident report filed with … more
Green Pond woman victim of a drive-by shooting By Heather Ruppe A Green Pond house was sprayed with bullets last week during a drive-by shooting. On Sept. 7th, law enforcement officers … more
Colleton deputy threatened during school fight By Heather Ruppe A local deputy’s life was threatened by a Colleton County student during a recent brawl. According to an incident report … more

By Heather Ruppe Colleton County was the scene of another dramatic chapter in the internationally-publicized courtroom case involving accused murderer and disgraced attorney Alex Murdaugh. On … more
A Main Street shooting suspect is charged By Heather Ruppe One person wanted in the August 13th shooting and stabbing that injured a Colleton County child has turned himself into authorities. … more
By Heather Ruppe Thieves stealing the catalytic converters from cars in Colleton County has been an ongoing problem for more than a year. However, local authorities say this type of crime slowly … more
By Heather Ruppe A baby who was properly strapped into a car seat survived a head-on collision in rural Colleton County that included one car going airborne and flipping several times. Local … more

PRESS RELEASE - Colleton County, SC (July 28, 2022): On June 12, 2022, Kenneth Beach entered the lobby of the CCDC and delivered a bottle of medicated shampoo to staff. Beach asked that the shampoo … more
By Heather Ruppe A massive six-car pileup that occurred on Interstate 95 over the weekend killed three people and sent eight others to area hospitals with serious injuries. The crash occurred … more
Burglar crawls into Colleton house through air vent By Heather Ruppe A Colleton County man who was watering his pigs discovered a burglary in progress, at his own house. According to a … more
A Colleton County man has been sent to prison for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old during a 2016 family gathering. A Colleton County General Sessions jury found Ricky Devon Edwards, 41, guilty of … more

By Heather Ruppe Squatters who have been living inside a vacant Walterboro business are the suspects in a fire that started at 87 Acorn Road in Walterboro on Sunday, May 15th. This is the … more
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