Monday, May 20, 2013
Deputies say a tip led to the arrest of four teens in a car break-in in Northeast Columbia.
Richland County deputies arrested four teens accused of breaking into a car in a Northeast Columbia neighborhood. Ronald Pringle, 18; Ronald Sumter Jr., 19; Travon Felder, 19; and a 16-year-old were all charged with vehicle damaging or tampering with a vehicle. Additional charges could be forthcoming, Sheriff Leon Lott said in a release Monday. A citizen called 911 shortly before 1 a.m. on May 15 after seeing the teens checking for unlocked vehicles along the 400 block of Dahoon Drive and taking items from them, according to the release. The suspects fled when they saw a citizen watching them. Deputies responding to the call arrested the suspects near Dahoon Drive — one on Founders Ridge and the other three on Summit Parkway. Pringle, …
Brett Parker is on trial for the April 2012 shootings of his wife and friend.
Brett Parker, an Irmo man on trial for double-murder, will be back in court Monday as week three of his trial starts. Dozens of deputies have testified so far about the crime scene, DNA evidence and technical evidence. The jury also heard testimony last week from family friends of Brett Parker's wife, Tammy Parker, and from the medical examiner who did the autopsies on Tammy Parker and Bryan Capnerhurst, Brett Parker's friend and gambling partner. Tammy Parker and Capnerhurst were found shot dead in the Parkers' Ascot Estates home in April 2012. Prosecutors say the shootings were part of a plan for Brett Parker to collect more than $1 million in insurance money to pay off his gambling debt and get out of his marriage to Tammy Parker. …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Lillian Stevenson, 47, is accused of stabbing a man multiple times in the upper body during a domestic dispute.
A Richland County woman is charged with attempted murder after she allegedly stabbed a man at a home near Two Notch Road Saturday, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Department. Lillian Stevenson, 47, is accused of stabbing a man multiple times in the upper body during a domestic dispute, sheriff's department Curtis Wilson said. Deputies responded to a home on the 1400 block of Head Street shortly after 2 a.m. and determined Stevenson and the man was involved in a physical altercation, Wilson said. The unidentified man was taken to Palmetto Health Richland in serious condition, he said. His condition is unknown.
The Richland County Sheriff's Department investigated 31 incidents between May 16.
The Richland County Sheriff's Department investigated 31 incidents on May 16, 2013, accroding 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.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Jessica Lynn Hunt, 36, is charged with burglary and grand larceny. Deputies are also searching for 31-year-old Dameion Rhyhelee Rembert.
Richland County deputies arrested a woman they say stole several items from a Blythewood home earlier this month. Jessica Lynn Hunt, 36, was arrested on Wednesday and is charged with burglary and grand larceny. Deputies are also searching for a male suspect, 31-year-old Dameion Rhyhelee Rembert. He will be charged will burglary and grand larceny. Deputies responded to a burglary at a home on Hialeah Park Lane in Blythewood on May 9. Deputies say Hunt and Rembert broke into the home by kicking in the garage door and a door leading into the home. One person was at home at the time of the burglary and called 911 after "making contact with the suspects," deputies said. The two are accused of stealing a cordless phone, a generator, a lawn …
The medical examiner took the stand again Friday in the Brett Parker murder trial to testify about Bryan Capnerhurst's autopsy.
One of the victims in the Ascot Estates shootings would have lost his grip on a gun after his arm was broken by a gunshot, the medical examiner testified Friday in the Brett Parker double-murder trial, according to reports. Bryan Capnerhurst was found dead in Brett Parker's Irmo home in April 2012, along with Tammy Parker, Brett Parker's wife. Deputies who arrived first at the scene said Capnerhurst had a 9mm gun in his left hand when they found him dead, according to The State. But the medical examiner said Friday that the way Capnerhurst fell and the damage to his arm would have prevented him from holding on to the gun. The medical examiner's testimony is important for prosecutors who say Brett Parker killed his wife, then killed his…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Richland County Sheriff's Department investigated 26 incidents on May 15, 2013,
The Richland County Sheriff's Department investigated 26 incidents on May 15, 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.
Court was dismissed Thursday afternoon after the Irmo man on trial broke down during testimony about his wife's autopsy.
Court was dismissed earlier than expected Thursday afternoon after Brett Parker, an Irmo man on trial for the deaths of his wife and friend, had an emotional breakdown and was taken to the hospital. Brett Parker started crying during testimony about his wife's autopsy, according to WIS. The medical examiner described the multiple gunshot wounds to Tammy Parker, including the fatal shot to the back of her head, according to reports. He also used a diagram to show where Tammy Parker was shot. When Brett Parker became overwhelmed, the judge sent the jury to an early lunch, according to WIS. Brett Parker then started crying loudly. One of Brett Parker's attorneys said he was having heart fluctuations and a rapid heart rate, according to a …
Josh Reagan hurled a shutout for the Wildcats.
Updated story: Lexington pitcher Josh Reagan shut down the Bengals' offense and the Blythewood defense gave the Wildcats all the help they needed as Lexington won, 4-0, to clinch its first AAAA state title since 1999. Blythewood's six errors during the first four innings led to four Lexington runs. And Blythewood's hitters couldn't get anything going against Reagan. Read the play-by-play in the live blog above. Original story: The Blythewood Bengals are going for their first state baseball title Friday against Lexington High School. The last game of the Class 4A state championship series wil be held at 7 p.m. at Carolina Stadium. Top-ranked Lexington (27-5) beat third-ranked Blythewood 5-2 Monday in the opening game of the series. On …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Family friends of Tammy Parker, Brett Parker's wife, testified during trial Wednesday.
Brett Parker, an Irmo man on trial for a double-murder, changed his story about the shootings that left his wife and gambling partner dead inside his Ascot Estates home last April, according to testimony during trial Wednesday. Two family friends of Tammy Parker, Brett Parker's wife, testifed that Brett Parker told them conflicting versions of what happened on the day of the shootings, according to WIS. The two family friends say that the first time Brett Parker told his story, he said that Capnerhurst, who was at his house to collect money Brett Parker owed him, forced him at gunpoint to the safe in the attic, according to The State. Parker said he grabbed a gun and shot at Capnerhurst with his arm behind his back. The second time he …