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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

Officials: Patricia Drive shooting that locked down 4 schools was gang-related (Columbia, SC): Richland County investigators now say a shooting that caused four Richland School District One schools to be locked down for a short time Thursday morning was gang-related and was retaliatory.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: January 21, 2015

Deputies: Patricia Drive Shooting Is Gang-Related (Columbia, SC): Early Wednesday morning, deputies said a shooting that sent a man to the hospital was in retaliation of a rival gang.
Source: WLTX 19 News    Date: January 21, 2015

Chester gang task force has first meeting (Chester, SC): Representatives from law enforcement and the public defender’s office, as well as politicians, prosecutors and residents, met Monday night in the first meeting of Chester County’s task force aimed at curbing gang violence.
Source: The Herald    Date: January 13, 2015

Suspect in killing of Chester teen denied bond (Chester, SC): A judge denied bond Monday to an admitted gang member who prosecutors say confessed to shooting and killing another teen in the middle of a Chester street in July because he was tired of “trash talking” by members of another gang.
Source: The State    Date: January 12, 2015

New Chester gang task force to meet Monday (Chester, SC): The initial meeting of Chester County’s gang task force, which hopes to thwart a growing crisis that includes the shooting death of a Chester City Councilman in November, is set for Monday night. But no one knows if the new group will solve problems.
Source: The State    Date: January 11, 2015

No decision yet on Chester County request for state help with gangs (Chester County, SC): Chester officials in Chester County have not yet heard if state police will honor their request to send an elite group of agents to help them fight gang violence that has been blamed for three murders and death threats against police officers and their families.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: December 12, 2014

Chester supervisor asks SLED for help with gangs; sheriff says butt out (Chester, SC): Chester County Supervisor Carlisle Roddey and the County Council – which rebuffed Sheriff Alex Underwood’s request for money to fight gangs last week and is at odds with the sheriff – has now asked the state to send agents to Chester to fight gangs.
Source: The State    Date: December 10, 2014

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