Lowcountry Lowdown: A week’s worth of Police Blotters

Monday, August 24, 2015 4:27 p.m.

The Police Blotter returns to tell you some of last week’s most bizarre crimes, misdemeanors and strange situations in the Lowcountry. …

Delay sought in hearing for ex-officer charged with Walter Scott murder

Associated Press

Monday, August 24, 2015 1:36 p.m.

Defense attorneys are asking to delay a bond hearing for a white former police officer charged in the shooting death of a black motorist.


Police: Traffic stop nets drug, weapons charges for Georgetown man

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 3:31 p.m.

Police said an unlit license plate led to a Georgetown man’s arrest on multiple felony charges.


Pawleys Island park closed after fields vandalized

From staff reports

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 11:15 a.m.

County officials have closed a public park after it was damaged in an act of vandalism one official referred to as “pure malice.” …


Men charged in Georgetown Co. shootings named in alleged jail assault UPDATED

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 6:03 p.m.

Two men who have been charged in two prominent shootings in Georgetown County were charged for their alleged roles in an assault at the Georgetown …


6 more charges for alleged Surfside Beach ‘serial burglar’

Monday, August 17, 2015 5:00 p.m.

Additional charges have been filed against a Surfside Beach man who police described as a “serial burglar” when he was arrested in …

1 dead in shooting in Charleston County community of Ravenel

Associated Press

Monday, August 17, 2015 12:02 p.m.

Charleston County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a weekend shooting that left a man dead in the rural community of Ravenel west of …


Police: ‘Serial burglar’ caught by Georgetown deputies in Murrells Inlet

Friday, August 14, 2015 3:59 p.m.

A Surfside Beach man dubbed by police as a “serial burglar” was arrested, deputies said, after a four-agency, two-county chase that …

SC Highway Patrol trooper fired after arrest in child porn investigation

Associated Press

Friday, August 14, 2015 11:47 a.m.

A veteran South Carolina state trooper is out of a job after being arrested on child pornography charges.


Update: GCSO says meth, not meth lab, found during Pleasant Hill traffic stop UPDATED

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 1:24 p.m.

Sheriff’s deputies said a “foreign substance” that was allegedly found in a Newberry man’s vehicle tested positive for …

Lowcountry middle school teacher charged with sex assault

Associated Press

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 9:42 a.m.

A South Carolina middle school teacher has been accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman while working as a driver for the popular …

Man shot, killed on street in Myrtle Beach

Associated Press

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 11:33 a.m.

Police in Myrtle Beach are searching for a shooter in the death of a man who was killed on a street in the city.


Police: Pickup used to steal Georgetown city’s Bobcat

From staff reports

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 4:57 p.m.

Four days after asking for the public’s help in finding a missing Bobcat, Georgetown police issued a photo of the vehicle that officers think …

Lowcountry Lowdown: The Police Blotter Collection UPDATED

Monday, August 10, 2015 12:50 p.m.

Another week means another edition of the Lowcountry Lowdown, a collection of a week’s worth of Police Blotters in the Georgetown Times, …


Georgetown police searching for missing tractor

From staff reports

Friday, August 7, 2015 2:25 p.m.

The Georgetown Police Department has asked for the public’s help in finding a city-owned tractor that went missing from a vacant lot on Bonds …


Pawleys Island woman charged with 4 counts of child neglect

Thursday, August 6, 2015 1:24 p.m.

Deputies said a Pawleys Island woman was arrested after leaving her four children by themselves in “deplorable” living conditions. …


Georgetown men plead guilty to robbery, assault that led to 4-county chase

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 9:02 p.m.

Two Georgetown men were convicted on multiple felony charges more than two years after they and one other led authorities on a four-county chase …

Father of Houston Texans’ Jadeveon Clowney charged with attempted murder

Associated Press

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 3:48 p.m.

The father of Houston Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has been arrested and charged with attempted murder for a shooting at a bar in Rock Hill. …

Defense seeks bail for former N. Charleston officer charged with Walter Scott’s murder

By Bruce Smith

Associated Press

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 6:31 p.m.

A white former South Carolina policeman charged in the slaying of a black motorist presents little danger to the community and little risk of fleeing …

Police investigating shooting death of S.C. teen

Associated Press

Monday, August 3, 2015 11:31 a.m.

Police are investigating a weekend shooting in Marlboro County that killed a teenager.


Deputies: Garden City man arrested after firing gun during argument with son UPDATED

From staff reports

Sunday, August 2, 2015 9:04 a.m.

Deputies said a Garden City man was arrested after shooting inside his own house during a quarrel with his teenage son.


Drug-detection dog Liza begins career with Georgetown PD UPDATED

Friday, July 31, 2015 12:01 p.m.

The newest addition to the Georgetown Police Department has a specialized skill set and extensive training, but she’s still waiting on her …


Sheriff’s office searching for Andrews men in sex crime investigation

From staff reports

Thursday, July 30, 2015 2:18 p.m.

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office has asked for the public’s help locating two Andrews men who are suspected of committing sex …


Myrtle Beach man accepts plea deal in shooting death of Josh Pyatt

Thursday, July 30, 2015 1:38 p.m.

A Myrtle Beach man will spend more than six years in prison after accepting a plea deal for his alleged role in the shooting death of a Pawleys …


Trial date continued for Andrews man charged with child rape

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 2:15 p.m.

The court date for an Andrews man accused of raping a pre-teen girl has been delayed, more than four years after the encounters between them …


Lowcountry Lowdown: A week’s worth of Police Blotters UPDATED

Sunday, July 26, 2015 12:53 p.m.

If at first you don’t succeed ...


Georgetown County School District supervisor charged with spending thousands of school dollars on himself

Saturday, July 25, 2015 1:50 p.m.

An employee of the Georgetown County School District has been arrested on charges of using school money to buy thousands of dollars worth of …

Horry County police shoot man they say threatened family UPDATED

Associated Press

Friday, July 24, 2015 10:32 a.m.

Horry County authorities say a man has been shot to death by a police officer after the man threatened his family with a gun.


Deputies: Georgetown brothers charged in alleged Sampit area break-in UPDATED

Friday, July 24, 2015 1:03 p.m.

Two Georgetown brothers have been arrested after a Sampit man accused them of breaking into his house in an attempt to kill him earlier this month. …


Murrells Inlet family charged with weapons violation 2 months after drug arrest UPDATED

Thursday, July 23, 2015 3:15 p.m.

Less than two months after they were arrested on drug-related charges, a Murrells Inlet family was charged again, this time with having possession of …

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