Archives for September 2009

Chinese Drywall Lawyers Fear Defendants Will Ignore Lawsuits

Victims of Chinese Drywall, which is suspected of causing corrosion and possible health risks including upper respiratory problems and head aches in homes where it was installed, face another hurdle in their lawsuit. As reported on Yahoo news, lawyers representing homeowners and homebuilders who used the defective drywall expect that many of the … [Read more...]

Columbia Resident, Joe H. Culler Junior, Arrested for Solicitation of a Minor

According to WIS, Attorney General Henry McMaster's office announced today that Greenville police have arrested 61-year-old, Joe H. Culler of Wilmont Avenue in Columbia. Mr. Culler has been charged with three counts of criminal solicitation of a minor and two counts of disseminating obscene material to a minor. Investigators say Culler began … [Read more...]

35 Arrests in Sumter County Drug Sting

According to the Sumter Item, The Sumter Police Department arrested thirty-five people last Thursday and Friday as part of Operation DEU, or Drug Enforcement Undertaking, an extensive undercover effort. Capt. Alvin Holston said the SPD's Organized Crime and Vice Control unit targeted street-level drug dealers over the past six to 12 months, and … [Read more...]

High Speed Chases Banned in Wellford

Sallie Peake, Mayor of Wellford, South Carolina, is defending her decision to ban police officers in Wellford from chasing suspects whether by vehicle or pursuit on foot. Mayor Peake claims the ban is necessary due to injuries sustained by officers combined with costly workers' compensation insurance, giving a whole new meaning to the motto "to … [Read more...]

Ryan Brooks and Iesha Brooks Accused of Manufacturing 25 Pounds of Marijuana

WLTX is reporting that Sumter deputies Thursday announced the arrest of three people in a Kolb Road home they say manufactured 25 pounds of marijuana. On Wednesday, officers arrested 23-year-old Ryan Brooks and 33-year-old Iesha Brooks charging them each with trafficking marijuana. Officers also arrested 33-year-old Walter Balls of a second home … [Read more...]

Chinese Drywall Update: Tenenbaum Searches for Answers and Judge Fallon Orders Testing

Tenenbaum, who took over the Consumer Product Safety Commission in June, pledged to lawmakers from Louisiana and Florida earlier this week that the agency will vigorously pursue its Chinese Drywall Investigation, which homeowners say is corroding metal pipes and making them ill. Tenenbaum confirmed that an internal commission task force: made an … [Read more...]

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