Friday, May 24, 2013
Authorities arrested three men in connection with the shooting of a 21-year-old man earlier in May.
Three suspects have been captured in connection with the shooting of a 21-year-old man in early May, the Richland County Sheriff's Department announced Friday evening. Marquise McCoy, 16; Tyshawn Mays, 18; and Aaron Tisdale, 19, are all charged with attempted murder and armed robbery. A tip from Crimestoppers led to the arrest of McCoy on May 17 on Foxhunt Road, according to a release. Mays and Tisdale were arrested by United States Marshals on Friday in North Memphis, Tenn., after Richland County investigators received information about the locations of the two suspects. On May 9, a man was shot several times in the upper body in the 2200 block of Long Shadow Lane, investigators said. The victim was walking on Faraway Drive and was …
Brett Parker, an Irmo man on trial for the death of his wife and friend, took the stand Friday in his own defense.
Brett Parker took the stand in his own defense Friday, answering questions for close to three hours, according to reports. Parker said although his marriage to Tammy Parker was struggling, they loved each other, according to a report from WIS. He admitted he had an affiar, but said he and Tammy stayed together because of their kids. Tammy Parker was found dead in the Parkers' Ascot Estates home in April 2012. Brett Parker's defense attorneys say his gambling partner, Bryan Capnerhurst, shot Tammy Parker, and Brett Parker then acted in self-defense and shot Capnerhurst. Friday, Brett Parker took the jury through the events of April 13, 2012. Parker said he heard gunshots upstairs, according to WIS. When he went up, Capnerhurst, who was …
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Twenty-three incidents were investigated by Richland County deputies on May 23.
The Richland County Sheriff's Department investigated 44 incidents on May 23, 2013, according to its daily report. View the document above to see crimes reported in the county. If you can't view the file, click here. To see prior maps and reports, click here. To see all coverage of Police & Crime in Columbia, click here.
Police have arrested a man they say shot and killed his friend's sister at a residence near Decker Boulevard.
Updated, May 25, 2013: The suspect wanted in the shooting death of his friend's sister has turned himself in. Jacobie “Kobi” Grace, 30, of Columbia, surrendered late Friday night to law enforcement in Marlboro County, according to a report from The State. Deputies responded to a residence on Greenoaks Road near Decker Boulevard shortly before 4 a.m. Friday. Once on the scene, deputies found that a 27-year-old female had been shot in the upper body, Richland County Sheriff's Department spokesman Curtis Wilson said. The victim was identified by Richland County Coroner Gary Watts as Tamara S. Lyles of Columbia. Lyles died from complications of the gunshot wound, Watts said in a release. Deputies say Grace fled the area in a red SUV, which …
Cameron Stringfellow, 18, of Columbia is being charged with felony driving under the influence, SC Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Brent Kelly said.
A Spring Valley High School student was killed in an early Friday morning crash and the driver of the vehicle he was in has been charged, according to several media reports. Cameron Stringfellow, 18, of Columbia is being charged with felony driving under the influence, SC Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Brent Kelly said. John Corey Stringfellow, the 16-year-old brother of the driver, was pronounced dead at the hospital. Friends, classmates remember Corey Stringfellow. The passenger in the front seat is 18-year-old Wesley Thompson. Stringfellow along with two passengers were traveling west in a 2012 BMW on Shallow Brook Drive when the car struck a legally parked car around 2:10 a.m., Kelly said. The car ran off the right side of the road and …
Tracy Stephens was fired and arrested Thursday after a woman filed a formal complaint saying he forced her to expose herself during a traffic stop on May 15.
A Richland County deputy was fired and arrested Thursday after a woman he had taken into custody filed a complaint saying he demanded she exposed herself to him in exchange for help with her criminal charges, according to several media reports. Tracy Stephens was charged with misconduct in office and criminal sexual conduct, according to a report from The State. A woman who was arrested on May 15 and charged with driving under the influence, simple possession of marijuana and driving under suspension filed a formal complaint after she was booked into the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center, according to a WIS-TV report. Stephens, 31, was employed at the sheriff's department for 18 months, according to The State. Read more here.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Thirty-two incidents were investigated by Richland County deputies on May 22.
The Richland County Sheriff's Department investigated 32 incidents on May 22, 2013, according to its daily report. View the document above to see crimes reported in the county. If you can't view the file, click here. To see prior maps and reports, click here. To see all coverage of Police & Crime in Columbia, click here.
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Brett Parker's defense attorneys started making their case Thursday in day 11 of the trial. The defense brought several witnesses to the stand to show that Brett Parker did not know the value of his wife's life insurance policy prior to her death, according to a report from The State. A salesman with MetLife said he met with Brett Parker after his wife, Tammy Parker, was killed in April 2012 at their Irmo home. The insurance salesman said that until Tammy Parker's death, he had not spoken to Brett Parker about insurance since 2008, according to The State. When he told Brett Parker his wife had a life insurance policy of $703,000, Parker wanted to put it toward his children's education. Prosecutors say Brett Parker knew about the value of…
The incident happened around 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Family Dollar located at 2808 Leesburg Road.
Columbia Police are searching for a man they say stole money from a woman at a Northeast Columbia store. The incident happened around 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Family Dollar located at 2808 Leesburg Road. An employee said an unknown, armed black male approached her outside of the store and demanded money, police said. The woman gave the man an undisclosed amount of money. The man then ran away from the store. The woman was not hurt during the incident. The man is described as being between 5 feet 9 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall, wearing dark clothing and a baseball cap. Anyone with information about the incident, should call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.