Oh, my! This does not look good. Richland County Sheriff’s Department has opened an investigation into the death of an inmate at Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.
Taking a look at Hank Hawes mug shot, you can kind of get a glimpse into what Jennifer Wilson must have seen in him. Well, ignoring the prison-issued shirt, the scruffy beard, and that really demented look in his eye, of course. Imagine him, instead, in a polo shirt and clean-shaven. Add a charming personality and you’ve got someone that’s not much different than you own ex-boyfriend, perhaps.
In a lot of ways, Columbia’s social structure is a lot like a high school lunch room. Freshman sit in one area, the popular kids sit together, and the troubled kids kind of lurk in the corners. And, in Columbia, our freshman or new residents live in the Northeast, the popular kids or our influential residents live in Shandon and Forest Acres, and the bad kids or our high crime areas are sprinkled in from Rosewood to North Main. Well, this morning news from a murder rocks the cool kids of the prestigious Shandon neighborhood. To further the analogy, the caption of the cheerleading squad was busted for using heroin. Oh, and she’s pregnant.
What’s more weird? That he stole the guns or that the guns were there to be stolen. Who needs 17 guns? Lexington County Sheriff’s department spokesman Maj. John Allard says it can be expected. “This is South Carolina. There are individuals who have a large number of firearms legitimately,” he said.
Looking good, pal! Bet he wasn’t thinking he’d end up in an orange shirt of another kind when he got dressed in the morning. This stylish guy, along with 28 others, was arrested Wednesday in an effort by the Columbia Police Department to surprise the bad guys and let good citizens know police care.
Well, it’s official. Teens are banned from the Five Points area after 11 p.m. The State is reporting that the Columbia City Council unanimously approved making the now temporary curfew permanent after Saturday’s deadline. And, in an effort to hold everyone accountable, parents could be fined or sent to jail if their child repeatedly ignores the curfew.
You’ll recall our story from early July that reported two men stole a woman’s Jeep with her 2-year-old baby sleeping in the backseat. The car with the girl inside was found a few hours later abandoned in a parking lot. Well, now, Richland County Sheriff’s Department says they’ve caught the geniuses who are behind the theft and kidnapping.
Dogs are incredibly brilliant creatures, no? They talk with humans, walk on two paws, and can solve puzzles. And, as one Lancaster family knows all to well now, they can also solve missing persons cases.
Tobacco, cell phones and chargers, marijuana, a cannabis energy drink, 15 lollipops made out of the active ingredient in marijuana and rolling papers were all seized in a recent traffic stop in Lee County. Sound familiar? It should.
Social media has changed a lot of things about the way that we buy products, follow celebs and now, apparently, catch criminals.