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Woman Arrested on Criminal Domestic Violence Charges after Choking Blanket Hog Boyfriend

SC Woman Choked Boyfriend for Hogging Blankets, Faces Criminal Domestic Violence Charges No one likes it when their partner steals the covers in the night, especially in the middle of winter. One woman from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, took her anger a little too far – to the point of criminal domestic violence charges. Myrtle Beach Police were … [Read more...]

South Carolina man faces SC Criminal Law after attacking girlfriend, dog

A man arrested in Myrtle Beach, SC, faces SC Criminal Law for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend. He is also accused of throwing her dog against a wall. Police arrested the man Sunday in Myrtle Beach. 23-year-old Randy Joseph Thompson was charged with criminal domestic violence, mistreatment of animals, and hindering arrest.  According to the … [Read more...]

Violence in 5 Points: Real, or Over-Hyped?

South Carolina Criminal Procedures - 5 Points' Night Life and Criminal Activity Reports from 5 Points patrons and business owners say that crime in 5 Points – a popular nightlife destination in Columbia, SC – is up. According to police statistics, however, crime is actually down 14%, thanks to South Carolina criminal procedures. Patrons and … [Read more...]

Warrantless DUI Blood Tests Go to the Supreme Court

Warantless DUI Blood Tests In October 2012, at about 2 AM, Tyler McNeely was pulled over for speeding not DUI. The Missouri Highway patrolman, Mark Winder, saw some signs of intoxication in McNeely, and had him perform four DUI field sobriety tests. McNeely performed poorly, so the officer asked him to perform a breathalyzer, which McNeely … [Read more...]

Too Big For Execution?

How big is too big for an execution? A federal court in Ohio must decide that question. According to the Huffington Post, Ronald Post's execution is set for January 16, 2013 for the 1983 shooting death of Helen Vantz, but at 480 pounds Post worries his weight could lead to a “torturous and lingering death.” Post’s Case Post is currently in a … [Read more...]

Atlanta Falcon Arrested for DUI Hours After MNF Game

One football player broke a record and got a criminal record the same night after a DUI arrest. According to the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Atlanta Falcon’s running back, Michael Turner, is facing DUI charges hours after leading his team to a win over Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos during a Monday Night Football game. A DUI Task … [Read more...]

University of South Carolina and Columbia PD Working Together

Columbia police are ramping up their partnership with the University of South Carolina police department in an effort to curb campus crime. According to the University of South Carolina’s student newspaper, the Daily Gamecock, Columbia’s Police Chief, Randy Scott, met with University of South Carolina administrators to discuss plans for the two … [Read more...]

Rapper Beanie Sigel Arrested 2 Weeks Before Beginning Prison Sentence

Prison time started earlier than expected for Rapper Beanie Sigel. According to TMZ, Beanie, most known for his work with rappers Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg, was arrested earlier Wednesday morning in Philadelphia on gun and drug possession charges. This arrest comes two weeks before he was to begin a two-year prison sentence on tax evasion … [Read more...]

FAMU Asks Wrongful Death Lawsuit to be Dropped

The wrongful death lawsuit against Florida A&M University is heating up. The lawsuit, filed by the family of Robert Champion, claims FAMU should be held responsible for the hazing death of Champion. Champion, a drum major for FAMU’S famous marching band, died after being hazed by fellow band members. Wrongful Death Lawsuit The Champion … [Read more...]

Coastal Carolina Cheerleading Coach Jailed after Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct

The head cheerleading coach at Coastal Carolina is now facing charges of disorderly public conduct and public intoxication, as well as resisting arrest. Elizabeth Hadley Appenzeller of Conway was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 3:20 PM, Sunday September 9. According to The State Newspaper, Appenzeller was arrested after … [Read more...]

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