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Arrest Report for April 23

Editor's Note: The following information is compiled from arrests records from the Laurens Police Department, Clinton Public Safety, Laurens County Sheriff's Office and the Johnson Detention Center. This information is presented with no intent of guilt or innocence.


Laurens Co. deputies collecting clothing, necessities for detention officer who lost home to fire

LAURENS COUNTY, SC (FOX Carolina) – The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office said they are collecting clothing items and necessities after a detention officer’s family lost their homes and all its contents in a fire on Monday.


7-year-old SC boy shot during domestic dispute dies

NEWBERRY COUNTY, S.C. (WIS) - The 7-year-old South Carolina boy who was shot as his mother fled a domestic dispute over the weekend has died. Newberry County Coroner Laura Kneece has identified the victim as Iven James Caldwell, who died Monday morning at a Columbia hospital. An autopsy will be perf


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


A fond farewell to Cally

The stately granite of Clinton’s First Presbyterian Church never looked more so. South Adair Street runs along the side of the church into the Presbyterian College campus. Once it led directly to the old Bailey Memorial Stadium, where Cally Gault, who coached the Blue Hose football team for 22 seaso


Drug dealer faces at least 20 years for helping suicide of USC student

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A drug dealer who pleaded guilty to selling drugs to an ex-girlfriend knowing she was going to kill herself faces at least 20 years in prison. Drug Enforcement Administration agent Adam Roberson said in court Tuesday that 24-year-old Anthony Hunt sold drugs to a 19-year-old Sou


Coach Gault takes the Bronze Derby home to glory

Do not mourn unduly the life of Calhoun Folk Gault, who lived a long and glorious life and achieved as much in the fields of character and integrity as in the simple math of wins and losses. He warmed the hearts of thousands, and that warmth will linger far beyond him.


Upstate cemetery manager, employees chase, capture truck thief, deputies say

SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. — A 59-year-old cemetery manager and two of his employees chased a truck that had been stolen from the cemetery and blocked it in until a deputy arrived and arrested the man accused of stealing it, according to a police report.


Family of 7-year-old killed in Newberry shooting paints different picture of suspect

NEWBERRY COUNTY, SC (WIS) - A 7-year-old has died in the hospital following a weekend shooting. Tuesday, the man deputies say shot him went back in front of the judge. X’Zavier Davis has been officially charged with murder in the death of Iven Caldwell.


Charges changed to murder in weekend shooting

Davis - NEWBERRY COUNTY — X’Zavier Sharif Davis, 26, of 633 Cherry Lane, Newberry, will now be charged with murder following the death of 7-year-old Iven James Caldwell. Newberry County Coroner Laura Kneece identified Caldwell as the victim early Tuesday morning.


DC pastor challenges South Carolina worship leader who bought his wife a Lamborghini to live more minimally

Washington D.C.-based Pastor, Jomo Johnson, posted a video to social media on Easter Sunday, initiating a #TheJesusChallenge to live one year minimally by giving up one possession each day, week or month until next Easter.


South Carolina 5th grader’s classmates paint violent picture of fight

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS/CNN) — A South Carolina fifth grader was put in a headlock, punched repeatedly and thrown into a bookshelf according to written statements provided to law enforcement officials by RaNiya Wright’s classmates after a March classroom fight.


Butterbeans struggling to survive in South Carolina heat

TURBEVILLE, SC (WBTW) - A Clemson researcher is growing a variety of butterbeans at the Pee Dee Research and Education Center greenhouses to help farmers save the Southern staple from high temperatures.


Voters in Laurens, Greenwood Co. to select new state representative in Tuesday special election

LAURENS, SC (FOX Carolina) – Voters in South Carolina House District 14 will determine who will be their new state representative in a special election Tuesday. Rep. Mike Pitts formerly held the seat before he retired due to medical reasons.


Child succumbs to injuries sustained in domestic shooting

NEWBERRY COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – A 7-year-old has died days after being shot during a domestic dispute over the weekend. Deputies say X’Zavier Sharif Davis was in custody and his charges have been upgraded to murder based on the death of the child from a gunshot wound.


2 arrested in hospital credit union robbery

EASLEY — Two men have been charged in connection with a Thursday robbery at a credit union branch inside Prisma Health–Baptist Easley hospital. Billy Joe Bush Sr., is armed with one count of entering a bank to steal and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, Easley P


Family members remember Iven Caldwell as being “full of life”

NEWBERRY, S.C. (WOLO) — A seven-year-old from Newberry is dead after sustaining gun shot wounds during a domestic dispute Saturday. Around 3 o’clock Saturday morning, several neighbors on Cherry Lane say they knew something wasn’t right.


Measles infections are on the rise across America: what about South Carolina?

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A cough or a sneeze from someone infected by the measles lives in the air for two hours. Which means you may never know who infected you with the ultra-contagious disease.


South Carolina teachers plan a 2nd protest this year to demand better pay

(CNN) — For the second time in four months, South Carolina teachers are fed up and ready to rally. Hundreds of educators plan to protest at the state capitol on May 1 at an event called "#AllOutMay1."


Jones headed to General Assembly with Tuesday win

Stewart Jones will keep state House District 14 in Republican hands after besting Democrat Garrett McDaniel Tuesday night in a special election to replace Mike Pitts. According to unofficial tallies, Jones received 1,932 votes — or 56.5 percent — to McDaniel's 1,490 with all 31 precincts reporting.