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Man convicted of 1980 Beaufort County murder that went cold for decades

Isaiah Gadson, now 66, was found guilty of all counts today in the 1980 murder of David Krulewicz and the rape, kidnapping and armed robbery of Krulewicz's then 15-year-old girlfriend.

WJCL - 2018-05-24 21:09:00

Breaking: 65-year-old Burton man found guilty in 1980 Beaufort murder-rape case

A Beaufort County jury found 65-year-old Isaiah Gadson guilty of all counts Thursday afternoon in the 1980 murder of 18-year-old David Krulewicz of Coosaw Island and in the rape, kidnapping and armed robbery of Krulewicz's then-15-year-old girlfriend of Burton.“For 36 years, Isaiah Gadson thought he

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-05-24 14:45:00

She was knocked out at Hilton Head bar when she didn't dance with a man, report says

A woman was knocked unconscious in the Barmuda Triangle area early Tuesday morning after she said no to a group of men who asked her to dance, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office report.The incident happened around 2:30 a.m. outside of The Boardroom bar, according to the report. The vict

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-05-24 13:52:00

Her body was left in Beaufort County, but her identity remains a mystery 23 years later

The body of a woman was dumped in a drainage ditch near Yemassee on May 24, 1995. Investigators have still not been able to identify her, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office news release.

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-05-24 18:23:00

A historic Beaufort mansion will become a luxury hotel. Here's how you can get a look

Christopher Knox and his wife were on a carriage ride last fall listening to ghost stories when the guide stopped at the large concrete home on the water in one of downtown Beaufort's most scenic spots.The house was unsellable and slowly crumbling on the inside because of the materials used in const

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-05-24 13:38:00

Armed robbery reported at Beaufort County Salvation Army

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery at a Beaufort-area Salvation Army store Thursday night, according to a news release.No injuries were reported at the Robert Smalls Parkway store, according to the release. Law enforcement was actively investigating in the area sh

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-05-24 19:57:00

Slow to get your mail and packages in Beaufort County? These factors might be to blame

After she had a baby last summer, Daniela Ortega did what many new mother's do: she ordered breast pumps and baby formula online.But on the expected delivery dates, they never came.The Bluffton mother kept checking the tracking numbers, but her search always yielded the same results: "business close

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-05-24 16:25:00

Beaufort Co. superintendent gets $220K lump sum to resign. Here's what else he'll get

The Beaufort County school board approved the financial agreementending embattled superintendent Jeff Moss’ employmentwithout knowing how much it would cost taxpayers.The mutual separation agreement, released publicly by the board’s lawyer Tuesday evening, does not explicitly state the dollar amount

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-05-24 09:52:00

Jewelry, medication stolen from Beaufort Co. apartment while renter took out trash, cops say

The victims reported approximately $2,000 worth of jewelry and $350 worth of medications were stolen from their apartment at The Oaks at Broad River Landing around 9:30 a.m. on Monday, according to the report.

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-05-23 18:52:00

Walterboro crews responding to fire at gas station

Walterboro, S.C. (WCIV) —Walterboro fire crews are responding to a fire at a gas station at the Murphy gas station at 2100 Bells Hwy, according to eyewitnesses.One woman on scene said the fire appeared to engulf a trailer.In the video below, firefighters are seen tending to the blaze.Video courtesy

ABCNEWS4.COM - 2018-05-23 23:06:24

Beaufort woman claims she was assaulted by same man on trial for 1980 murder and rape

"I expected him to, not to leave me alive but he did," the woman said, claiming she was raped by Isaiah Gadson.

WSAV-TV - 2018-05-23 23:51:46

He asked if she wanted to 'make some love.' Trial in Beaufort's 1980 cold case continues

Isaiah Gadson had not seen the dark-haired woman since 1983.He glared at her from his seat Wednesday morning — as he had Monday when she testified in a pretrial hearing, as he had Tuesday when she sat in the gallery under the protective arm of her husband, tissues in hand."Do you remember talking on

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-05-23 18:15:00

Beaufort County school board member charged with misdemeanor

Beaufort County Board of Education representativeJohn Dowlingwas charged last week with driving a vehicle without a license and registration because of delinquency — a misdemeanor offense.The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette do not typically name individuals charged with misdemeanor offenses,

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-05-23 13:48:00

Beer in his cart, steaks in his pants, he strolled out of Beaufort Walmart, police say

The Beaufort Police Department is asking the community to help identify a man who was allegedly caught on camera stealing from Walmart, according to a department Facebook post.The man was wearing a shirt that said "money never sleeps" when he walked out of the Robert Smalls Parkway Walmart on Thursd


A rock was thrown through this Beaufort church's window over the weekend, police say

A rock was reportedly thrown through the window of a Beaufort church over the weekend, according to the Beaufort Police Department.One of the multi-paned windows of the Baptist Church of Beaufort's fellowship hall had a large hole in it on Monday, according to police spokeswoman Inv. Stephanie Karaf

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-05-23 17:33:00

Dad, Son Haul In 3 Huge Sharks Off Carolina Coast

“When it got to the side of the boat, its teeth were mashing and it was not happy,” Brad said. “It took this monster bite out of the bottom part of the hull.”


Town 'nuisance' wanted for littering led a low-speed chase from Yemassee to Beaufort, police say

A 62-year-old man who led a 23-mile, 30-minute low-speed car chase from Yemassee to Beaufort is facing charges for littering and damaging town property.Shemuel Yisrael faces charges of malicious injury to property, illegal dumping, trespassing and failure to stop for blue lights, according to online


Burton man on trial for 1980 cold case murder, rape of teen

BEAUFORT, S.C. (WSAV) - After 38 years, a man is on trial for the cold case murder of a young man and the rape of his girlfriend in Burton.


Bluffton luxury RV park plans to be reviewed at public meeting in Beaufort County

Beaufort County's Staff Review Team will soon consider plans for a luxury RV park at Hilton Head National Golf Course, but developers will have to wait another week before that happens.The meeting,originally scheduled for Wednesday, has beenpushed to May 30, according to Hilton Head National and Scr


SKS rifle reportedly stolen from inside a Beaufort County home while the owner slept, cops say

An SKS rifle was reportedly stolen from inside a Coosaw Island home while the owner was sleeping in another room, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office report.The gun was sitting on the victim's recliner when he went to bed at his Friendship Lane home, according to the report. It was repor