Crime

State investigators will examine why Laurens and Clinton officers shot a man Sunday. A report said SLED has been called in to probe a shooting at a Connecticut Street residence in the early morning. A man was reported behaving erractically, and when officers arrived, the man allegedly brandished a...
Charges Against 2 Clinton Men   Break-ins & Burglaries in February & March Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - WLBG on-line   Break-ins and thefts from multiple locations over the past two months were alleged with a Sheriff’s Office arrest yesterday.  25-year-old Justin Hunter Davis of 676 Sparrow...
In Cross Hill, 2 people are reported shot in what authorities are investigating as a domestic incident - NO NAMES ARE BEING RELEASED. A report said a man shot at a woman and a locksmith changing a lock at a house on Ballard Road. The woman was wounded in the arm; the locksmith was not hit. The...
Police respond to apartments w-UPDATE   This morning (March 14), the Clinton Police Department responded to apartments on North Broad Street. Two adults were found to be on the verge of overdosing on drugs. Two children were taken into protective custody. At least one person was transported by the...
  More than 2,000 rounds of ammo allegedly in possession of a felon; gets $7,500 bond   Monday, March 11, 2019: WLBG on-line A Joanna man was arrested Friday on allegations of a domestic assault the day before. The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office charged 48-year-old Jared Anthony Foster of 500...
A Greenwood woman was taken into custody after a man was shot in the leg Sunday at the Walmart Distribution Center near Laurens - his wound is not life-threatening, according to the sheriff - BOND DENIED ON THREE CHARGES. Sheriff Don Reynolds declined to speculate on whether Walmart needs to beef...
Autopsy Pending w-on-line report   The Laurens County Coroner’s Office is awaiting an autopsy result on Xavier Parks, the office confirmed on Monday. An unconfirmed report says he died Feb. 1 in the Johnson Detention Center, the Laurens County jail operated by the Laurens County Sheriff’s Officer....
SHOTS FIRED IN DOMESTIC INCIDENT: On February 17, 2019 the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office responded to Laurens Street in the Joanna area of Laurens County in reference to a domestic situation. Deputies received a call from a complainant stating that his daughter called him, frantically stating...
  Assault and Kidnapping     Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - WLBG on-line   Charges of Kidnapping and Assault have been served on a man for his alleged actions against his girlfriend Sunday. 32-year-old Matthew Quinten Smith of an apartment at 102 College Park Drive, Clinton was arrested Sunday and...
The man who spent the past years in a hospital after being declared unfit to stand trial for attempted murder in a Clinton assisted living facility incident has died.   An obituary said Alton Payton died Feb. 13 in Anderson. He was arrested and charged in 2014 for allegedly trying to kill Rita...

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