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Gang members arrested for drug charges in South Carolina

Whenever someone faces charges in one state and flees to another, that state may have to pull resources together to help locate and apprehend the individuals. If someone is arrested, they may be held and face extradition proceedings to another state. Individuals in that situation may choose to fight the extradition or may even have to face charges in a current state before being sent back to another. Recently in South Carolina, authorities apprehended individuals wanted on drug charges and other charges in another state.

The two men are 18 and 20 years old. They were allegedly involved in some gang activity in another state. Once authorities found that there were family ties to South Carolina, they began to search for the two men.

Deadly accident in South Carolina leads to felony DUI charge

Any collision, especially a head-on collision, can lead to injuries or worse. One recent car accident in South Carolina allegedly involving alcohol has led to the deaths of three people. A driver who was at the wheel now faces a felony DUI charge related to the injuries and deaths that resulted from the crash.

According to the authorities involved in the case, a 24-year-old driver was at an intersection just after midnight when his vehicle crossed the center line. This led to a head-on collision with another vehicle. Several people were injured and killed as a result.

Resident complaints in South Carolina lead to drug charges

When police receive complaints or tips from the public about suspected illegal activity, those tips and complaints may lead to criminal charges. Recently, in South Carolina, police received complaints about possible drug activity from neighborhood residents. The follow-up on these complaints in late October by law enforcement officials led to drug charges being filed against a man who previously had brushes with the law.

The 32-year-old man, out of jail on bail, was arrested at a home where police say they found a pound of marijuana, in a high-grade form, and hundreds of dollars in cash. The police also allege finding a rifle that was said to be stolen, a shotgun, a pistol and a revolver. Police say they also found scales and packaging materials at the home, items which are considered to be drug paraphernalia.

Teacher faces DUI charge in South Carolina

When some people think about a typical DUI situatiob, they may automatically picture someone on the road at night and on the weekend. However, police are always on the lookout for a potential DUI despite the time of day or the day of the week. In fact, one South Caroling teacher is now facing a DUI charge after an incident on a Monday morning.

Police say they observed the woman crossing the center line on the highway. They also report that she went off the right side of the roadway. Once she arrived at the elementary school where she is employed, she was given field sobriety tests. According to officials, she failed the tests administered in the parking lot of the school.

South Carolina cop facing domestic violence charge

Altercations of threats exchanged between two parties can result in police intervention. Even if one of the parties is a police officer, the authorities may need to ascertain the situation and act accordingly, as everyone must be treated equally under the law. Recently in South Carolina, a police officer was arrested and now faces a domestic violence charge related to an incident that apparently led one individual to fear for her safety.

The incident involved a 46-year-old police officer who had worked with the police department for roughly 10 years. Reportedly, there was a verbal altercation between the man and woman, although the specific relationship between them was not disclosed. During the altercation, the police officer allegedly pulled out his gun and threatened the woman. He is also reported to have sent a text message that was threatening in nature.

School coach with kids in car now faces South Carolina DUI charge

There are many occupations and positions that require a person to transport minors or the public to events. Being a high school coach can be one of those positions. If a person is in the midst of transporting people as part of their job, they may find harsh consequences could be in store if they were to be pulled over for a traffic or criminal offense of any kind. Recently in South Carolina, a high school coach was driving cross-country team members when she was pulled over by police, and she now faces a DUI charge as a result.

Police say they detained the 42-year-old because she was driving erratically. She had seven student-athletes in the car with her. They were on their way to an event. Police did not disclose details of why they thought she was under the influence or details of the actual arrest.

Man faces misdemeanor and felony crimes accusations for fraud

Late last month, a man was arrested in Rock Hill for committing a white collar crime. Now, an individual has come forward and accused the South Carolina man of committing an additional crime. The man now faces misdemeanor and felony crimes for purportedly committing financial identity fraud.

Originally, the man was arrested on Sept. 24 after supposedly attempting to use a fake identification card to withdraw $400 from a local bank earlier the same day. A bank teller from a separate credit union contacted the local police after purportedly recognizing the 59-year-old man from news reports. The teller stated that the man came into her credit union on Sept. 16, and he allegedly withdrew $600 from an account.

Knowing your options when facing drunk driving charges

Whenever someone is arrested or charged with any kind of crime, it is vital that they know their rights. No two cases are exactly alike. Each accused individual may have defense options that he or she may not even be aware of. When it comes to drunk driving charges in South Carolina, gaining an understanding of the options available to pursue a favorable result is the best approach to preparing a meaningful defense.

A charge of drunk driving can lead to loss of a driver's license and even jail time under certain circumstances, should a conviction ultimately be obtained in court. Without knowing the alternative approaches available to a criminal defense team, an accused individual could end up facing consequences they didn't need to contend with. There may be plea bargain options under certain circumstances, and a trial can give a person a chance to present evidence to dispute the charges altogether, rather than just accepting an outcome that can impact their life.

Man in South Carolina charged with a crime after child death

Whenever police respond to an accident or investigate a tragic situation, what they find or uncover can lead to someone being charged with a crime, even if has nothing to do with what may have led to police involvement to begin with. A recent case of a man being charged with a crime in South Carolina is generating news as the case involves the death of a child in the man's home. The toddler at the house died of a gunshot wound.

A 2-year-old boy was shot in the home. The toddler reportedly was playing at the house, which was near his own. It was not reported what led to the boy being the victim of the gunshot, but the boy died as a result. The man charged with a crime was not actually charged with the death of the child.

Tragic South Carolina boat crash leads to DUI charge

When most people think about DUI incidents, they may automatically assume the situation involves a vehicle on the roads. However, boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs can also lead to a drunk driving charge. A recent tragic boat accident in South Carolina led to a felony DUI charge against one woman, along with word that more charges may be pending.

The incident happened on a lake as a 53-year-old woman was operating a boat. At some point, the boat capsized. It was about 100 to 200 feet away from the shore. There were two children inside the boat, a 9-year-old and a 5-month-old baby, who were fatally injured in the boat incident.

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