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Deputy cleared for duty after fatal shooting

Sheriff's department concludes report of May 30 shooting

JUNE 7, 2012 10:15 a.m. Comments (3)

Nine days after fatally shooting a suspect who was allegedly threatening to stab a woman, Master Deputy Steven Epps was returned to full duty by Greenville County Sheriff Steve Loftis on May 30, after an investigation showed that the deputy had “followed policy 100 percent.”

Epps shot David Scott Hampton, 56, five times after Hampton made “stabbing motions” toward the victim while holding her captive in a red Toyota Prius, Loftis said Monday.  Continue reading...

Woman gets 11 years after pleading guilty to DUI killing
Misty Dawn Dawson. Greg Beckner / Staff

Woman gets 11 years after pleading guilty to DUI killing

Misty Dawn Dawson sentenced after killing a DOT worker while under the influence of prescription drugs

MAY 18, 2012 8:45 a.m. Comments (0)

A Berea woman will spend 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to killing a Department of Transportation worker last April while driving under the influence of numerous prescription drugs.

At a court hearing in Greenville May 14, Misty Dawn Dawson, 30, pled guilty to felony DUI resulting in death.  Continue reading...

Deputies seize $350,000 worth of pot from warehouse

Deputies seize $350,000 worth of pot from warehouse

Monday morning raid was initiated due to reports of theft of electical current

APRIL 26, 2012 11:38 a.m. Comments (5)

A large indoor marijuana growing facility containing hundreds of plants with an estimated street value of more than $350,000 is what deputies from the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office discovered while looking into a case of electrical current theft.

On Monday morning at 11:00 a.m., the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office received a call for service at 208 Old Piedmont Highway, according to Deputy Laura Campbell, the GCSO’s public information officer. Duke Energy requested the Sheriff’s Office’s assistance in regard to the theft of electrical current.

At the scene, deputies found unauthorized electrical lines running from a power transformer to a warehouse located on the back of the property. While following the lines to the building, deputies found a broken window and smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside. Deputies entered the premises to investigate further and found a quantity of marijuana plants inside.  Continue reading...


Arbitration program gives teens second chance

APRIL 5, 2012 2:25 p.m. Comments (0)

Woman pleads guilty in dismemberment death

MARCH 29, 2012 11:29 a.m. Comments (0)

John Ludwig goes to prison

JANUARY 19, 2012 2:09 p.m. Comments (0)

New Year’s DUI arrests increase here

JANUARY 5, 2012 1:32 p.m. Comments (0)

Scammers dial in their caller ID skills

DECEMBER 21, 2011 6:01 p.m. Comments (0)

Good News

DECEMBER 1, 2011 6:11 p.m. Comments (0)

Ludwig violates probation

NOVEMBER 10, 2011 1:39 p.m. Comments (0)

22 Women Gone

OCTOBER 10, 2011 11:28 a.m. Comments (0)

‘Bath salts’ latest trend in drug abuse

OCTOBER 7, 2011 10:54 a.m. Comments (0)

State high court to hear Inman case

SEPTEMBER 15, 2011 12:01 p.m. Comments (0)

New law on copper

AUGUST 18, 2011 11:15 a.m. Comments (0)

Sheriff forms crimes against children unit

AUGUST 18, 2011 11:11 a.m. Comments (0)

Jail Project, case closed

JULY 27, 2011 1:54 p.m. Comments (0)

From tragedy comes good

JUNE 30, 2011 11:18 a.m. Comments (0)

Former Greenviile banker murdered

JUNE 23, 2011 8:51 a.m. Comments (0)


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