Crime & Justice

Man sentenced to 17 years for DUI crash that killed two bikers   Laurens -- A Greenwood man will spend the next 17 years in prison after pleading guilty Friday morning to two counts of felony DUI in connection to a 2018 incident that cost two Greenwood men their lives, 8th Circuit Solicitor David M...
Trial in 2 Felony DUI Charges w- DAY 2 INFORMATION   Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - WLBG on-line Following jury selection, the trial of 32-year-old Pamela Michelle Tackett of Gray Court began just before 3:00 yesterday afternoon in Laurens County’s Hillcrest Square. She is charged with two counts of...
Murder charge is withdrawn; never should have been brought, defense lawyer says   In an unrelated incident Thursday, a Fountain Inn woman died at the scene of a one-vehicle crash near the Laurens-Greenville County line. Authorities identified the victim as Christie Crocker, 40, of 700 Fairview...
  SC Supreme Court Says: Judge erred in allowing “marijuana expert” testimony   The SC Supreme Court has granted a new trial to Daniel Martinez Herrera of Laurens, sentenced to five years in prison for drug trafficking, finding that the testimony of a “marijuana expert” was invalid. The court said...
Woman Charged with Clinton CVS Armed Robbery in 2010 - $5,000 Reward in Horse Shooting Case     Thursday, January 24, 2019 - WLBG on-line   After release from the South Carolina Department of Corrections, a woman wanted in connection with an Armed Robbery in Clinton nine years ago was turned over...
  Council Member Neal will pay $1,202 after a DUI guilty plea     Clinton City Council Member Robbie Neal has pleaded guilty to first offense driving under the influence, and is paying a $400 fine. With court costs and fees, her total payment at $100 per month will be $1,202.01, according to the...
Clinton City Council Member Robbie Neal has pleaded guilty to first offense driving under the influence, and is paying a $400 fine w-PUBLIC INDEX LINK. The Dec. 21 guilty plea was reported from Laurens County Criminal Court, accepted by Judge Frank Addy, in a Dec. 24 court posting by WLBG radio,...
Champ the Dog’s alleged torture leads to felony ill-treatment indictment     B) Whoever tortures, torments, needlessly mutilates, cruelly kills, or inflicts excessive or repeated unnecessary pain or suffering upon any animal or by omission or commission causes the acts to be done for any of the...
Laurens, October 22, 2018 – A Greenwood man was sentenced to 37 years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to the 2017 murder of his estranged wife.   Clinton Anthony Smith, 42, of Greenwood, pleaded guilty to murder for the 2017 killing of 40-year-old Kimberly Smith, his estranged wife. Circuit...
Laurens child predator sentenced to 25 years in prison   Laurens – Eighth Circuit Solicitor David M. Stumbo announced Thursday that a Laurens child predator was sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to assaulting three girls under the age of 9 over a period of about a year. James...

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