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By HEATHER RUPPE Proactive policing efforts in Colleton County continue to discover illegal drugs and guns, which are seized from individuals during routine traffic stops. In the last three … more
PRESS RELEASE. A Bluffton man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexually assaulting a toddler and live streaming videos of some of the acts. David James Allison, 32, pleaded guilty to … more
Fugitive from justice is captured By HEATHER RUPPE A fugitive from justice has been captured after he was found hiding behind a couch inside a Colleton County house. On April 27th, investigators with … more

Colleton County Council passed a resolution on April 5th to submit a grant application to purchase new bulletproof vests for the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office. According to Shalane Tindal, … more
By HEATHER RUPPE A Colleton County child died in a recent car crash and his sister was also critically injured in the crash. Brian DeLeon, 13, of Walterboro, died on Sunday, April 24th in a … more
By HEATHER RUPPE Wildfires continue to occur in Colleton County, with more property and homes being destroyed week after week. In most cases, the cause of these fires are unattended debris piles … more
Colleton County Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Jacob Scott poses with his new K9 partner Duece for their recent Patrol Team Certification through American Society of Canine Trainers International.  Over … more

Man accused of breaking into ex-girlfriend’s home and firing shots, barely misses sleeping child By HEATHER RUPPE A bullet barely missed a sleeping child inside a Walterboro residence during a … more
By HEATHER RUPPE Two woods fires tore through a rural part of Colleton County last week, with one fire destroying hundreds of acres of planted pine trees. On April 13th at 1:52 p.m., … more
By HEATHER RUPPE Five Colleton County residents, including two children, were seriously injured in a Saturday car crash. The crash occurred at the intersection of Sidneys Road and Round O … more
PRESS RELEASE. The FBI Columbia Field Office has issued a warning this week to parents and caregivers about a rise in nationwide incidents involving the sextortion of children over the internet. … more

Authorities search for armed robber who pretended to be stranded motoristBy HEATHER RUPPE A Colleton man who stopped to help what he thought was an injured motorist was robbed by the would-be crash … more
By HEATHER RUPPE A truck caught fire while the driver was getting gas. The incident occurred at about 5 a.m. on April 7th at the Circle C Truck Stop, located at 11109 August Highway near … more
By HEATHER RUPPE A private donation made to the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office has been used to purchase a new K9 cop named Blue. The new bluetick hound is assigned to Deputy Benjamin … more
An adult Colleton County man was critically injured on Wednesday morning after he was struck by a car. The man was walking in the road near the 16000 block of the ACE Basin Parkway at about 6:11 a.m. … more

Dogs that were allegedly abused are being cared for by animal control workers as custody hearing loomsBy HEATHER RUPPE Officials with the Colleton County Animal Control services are still actively … more
Animal cruelty case under investigation in Walterboro By HEATHER RUPPE Officers were called to a Blueberry Court residence near Walterboro on March 31st to what they thought was a domestic dispute … more
By HEATHER RUPPE A passing motorist who spotted an overturned car in a rural part of Colleton County ultimately saved a man’s life. On Saturday, April 2nd, an unidentified man driving down … more
By HEATHER RUPPE A Walterboro business caught fire last week from a nearby burn barrel that was left unattended as it burned debris. On March 30th, at about 12:18 p.m., firefighters from both … more

A Colleton County man fell about 30 feet from a tree that he was working on at his Welles Lane house. The man was treated at the scene for multiple injuries and was then flown to a trauma center at … more
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