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Police: Woman charged in gang killing of Lake City man is on the run (Lake City, SC): Marilyn Wilson, 34, is charged with accessory before the fact of a felony in the murder of Luther Fludd outside a nightclub on Samuel Street in Lake City two weeks ago, according to Lake City Police chief Jody Cooper.
Source: WPDE NewsChannel 15    Date: May 27, 2015

Atlantic Beach Police will monitor gangs closely over Memorial Day Weekend (Atlantic Beach, SC): The Atlantic Beach Bikefest is about a week and a half away. On Tuesday, Atlantic Beach Police Chief Tim Taylor held a meeting at the Atlantic Beach Community Center with several law enforcement agencies from across the state to go over plans.
Source: WPDE NewsChannel 15    Date: May 12, 2015

Chester teen pleads guilty in 2014 killing (Chester County, SC): The Chester teenager accused in the 2014 fatal shooting of another teen pleaded guilty to murder Tuesday morning in a Chester County courtroom.
Source: The Herald    Date: May 12, 2015

US Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrests known Horry County gang member (Horry County, SC): The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force apprehended Cliston Bellamy, 28 without incident Monday around 9:00 a.m. in Columbia. Bellamy has been on the run since May 2014. Authorities say Bellamy is a known "Gangster Disciple" gang member.
Source: WBTW News 13    Date: May 4, 2015

Six gang members charged with 2014 Lake Wylie murders (York County, SC): Six suspected Charlotte gang members now face a possible death penalty in the October killings of a business couple to block testimony against United Blood Nation members at a future trial.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: April 22, 2015

Horry County Police look at gang education to curb Longs shootings (Longs, SC): With nine serious shootings in Longs since the beginning of the year, Horry County Police are evaluating what they can do to prevent more from happening. "That's a lot of shootings for an area that, it's not that densely populated up there that you would expect that kind of activity," said Lt. Raul Denis, of the Horry County Police Department.
Source: WMBF News    Date: April 20, 2015

Horry County Police Gang Investigator: Gang violence can stop through education (Horry County, SC): Community leaders are working with the Horry County Police Department to prevent crime and wipe out gang violence. The Horry County Gang Investigator said prevention can happen with education.
Source: WMBF News    Date: April 16, 2015

Lott: 4 gang members charged in shooting death of rival (Richland County, SC): The recent arrest of four known gang members charged in the drive-by shooting death of a rival gang member is a prime example of what joining a gang will lead to, according to Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott.
Source: The State    Date: March 25, 2015

Columbia Kicks Off Youth Violence Prevention Week (Columbia, SC): March 23rd marks the start of National Youth Violence Prevention Week. For the 12th year, Columbia got involved by hosting a Youth Violence Prevention Expo on Monday evening.
Source: WLTX 19 News    Date: March 23, 2015

Chester suspect loses bond after Waffle House trip (Chester, SC): A late-night jaunt to the Waffle House cost one of five alleged gang members prosecutors say were part of the November killing of Chester City Councilman Odell Williams at least two more months in jail after a judge ruled he violated bond curfew conditions.
Source: The Herald    Date: March 19, 2015

Suspect linked to Chester councilman’s killing pleads guilty to drug charge (Chester, SC) : One of the five alleged gang members charged in connection with the November shooting death of Chester City Councilman Odell Williams pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to an unrelated drug charge.
Source: The Herald    Date: March 17, 2015

One arrested, another being sought in connection with gang-related shooting in Richland County (Columbia, SC) : One person has been arrested on multiple counts of attempted murder while a second is being sought in connection with a gang-related shooting that occurred in Richland County earlier this year, officials say.
Source: The State    Date: March 9, 2015

Gang awareness class to be held in Conway (Conway, SC): Mt. Triumph Missionary Baptist Church and the ELITE Youth Program will hold a “Gang Awareness Class” on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 9 a.m. The event will bring awareness to parents, schools, churches, and communities on the dangers of gang violence. The ELITE Youth Program is a non-profit organization that is working with youth to reduce juvenile delinquency through education and by providing mentors for those in need.
Source: WMBF News    Date: March 6, 2015

Judge says four defendants should stand trial in Chester councilman’s killing (Chester, SC) : A judge ruled Tuesday that prosecutors can move forward with charges against four of the five men accused of killing Chester City Councilman Odell Williams on Nov. 4. But the lawyer for the accused triggerman claims Williams shot at the suspects first, and the attorney vowed to fight a murder charge with a “stand your ground” defense that accuses Williams of being the aggressor.
Source: The State    Date: March 3, 2015

South Carolina gang investigators meet in Myrtle Beach for annual conference (Myrtle Beach, SC): The South Carolina Gang Investigators Association is holding its annual training conference this week in Myrtle Beach. The event brings law enforcement agencies together to discuss gang-related activities and trends in the Carolinas.
Source: WBTW News 13    Date: February 23, 2015

When gangs are involved, the common denominator is crime (Chester, SC): Courtrooms from Charlotte to Chester this past week were filled with bad news of homicide, mayhem, spilled blood and sickened victims’ families. The suspects are individuals, yes, but many of them are part of a group.
Source: The Herald    Date: February 14, 2015

Chester councilman shot at suspected gang members before being killed (Chester County, SC): Channel 9 learned new information Tuesday about the shooting death of Chester City Councilman Odell Williams. Police said Williams was shot and killed inside his truck on Nov. 4. Five suspected gang members are facing charges.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: February 10, 2015

Testimony: Odell Williams shot at Chester gang members before being killed (Chester, SC): Odell Williams followed five alleged gang members on Nov. 4 and shot at them “two or three times” before he was fatally shot in the head, according to lawyers representing the men accused of killing the Chester City Council member.
Source: The State    Date: February 10, 2015

Getting a grip on gangs in Columbia (Columbia, SC): Getting a grip on gangs in the midlands... it can be an uncomfortable subject to talk about, but it is a very real problem that communities throughout have been dealing with for years.
Source: WACH    Date: February 2, 2015

Gangs In Chester County Becoming More Violent (Chester County, SC): Chester County, South Carolina, population 33,000, has a big city problem, gangs.
Source: WFAE    Date: February 2, 2015

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