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Accused Chester gang member gets 13 years prison for stealing safe from war veteran (Chester, SC): Since he was a teenager, police and prosecutors say Kiamma Sanders, a “documented gang member,” has stolen. The last time, Sanders stole a safe with heirloom $100 bills and more, totaling $10,000, from an aged war veteran who had hoped to give the mementos and the money to his grandchildren.
Source: The Herald    Date: August 25, 2015

Feds to gun criminals: ‘You’ll do real time’ (Greenville, SC): Felons caught with guns will face time in federal prison under a new plan to tackle Greenville’s gun violence. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in South Carolina — in conjunction with Greenville police, the Solicitor’s Office and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — has promised to prosecute more gun-carrying criminals under federal firearms statutes, which carry harsher penalties than those under state law.
Source: The Greenville News    Date: August 23, 2015

Gross on Patrol: Feds give lesson on street gangs, hostage rescues (Greenville, SC): Ever seen the letters “GKB” tagged on the side of a building? Or how about people posing in pictures with their hands forming a letter “B?” You may not be aware, or perhaps you try to block it out, but street gangs are quite prominent in South Carolina and the Upstate.
Source: The Herald-Journal    Date: August 22, 2015

Five Points trial offered rare glimpse into Bloods gang (Columbia, SC): Testimony like that from a Richland County Sheriff’s Department gang expert at the just-finished trial involving a Bloods gang member who shot a University of South Carolina student at Five Points is not often aired in state criminal trials.
Source: The State    Date: August 19, 2015

New Public Service Announcements Aim to End Gang Violence (Columbia, SC): Authorities in the Midlands are continuing their efforts to prevent the you from joining gangs. A realistic look into the future for any one considering joining or currently involved in a gang, that's how the Richland County Sheriff's Department is describing their new Anti-Gang public service announcements.
Source: WOLO ABC Columbia    Date: August 13, 2015

RCSD releases PSAs to deter youth from joining gangs (Richland County, SC): The Richland County Sheriff's Department has teamed up with the SC Film Institute to create several PSAs focusing on the consequences of taking part in gang activity.
Source: WACH FOX57 News    Date: August 10, 2015

Officers focus on gangs, in the country and city (Orangeburg, SC): Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell says most of the gang-related groups in the county are located in rural areas. “We have country gangs,” Ravenell said. “They are scattered about in the creeks and the woods.” He also said that many of the local gang members, like those throughout the nation, are high school dropouts.
Source: The Times and Democrat    Date: August 10, 2015

SC Gang Conference focused on ways to stop gang crime (Columbia, SC): Nearly 400 law enforcement officers from across South Carolina are meeting in Orangeburg for a three-day conference focused on stopping gang crime in the state. “I think that we still have a real problem with gangs in South Carolina,” says State Law Enforcement Division Chief Mark Keel.
Source: WCBD 2 News    Date: August 10, 2015

Gang-activity suspected in Thursday night shooting in Columbia (Columbia, SC): Four men standing on McDuffie Avenue, off Forest Drive, were shot Thursday night in what Columbia police believe was a gang-related attack.
Source: The State    Date: August 7, 2015

4 injured in gang-related shooting (Columbia, SC): Four people were injured in what police are calling a gang-related shooting Thursday at an apartment complex.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: August 7, 2015

Richland County Sheriff’s Department Gang Task Force receives federal grant (Columbia, SC): Gang activity in Columbia remains a serious issue, according to Columbia Police Department officials, but efforts by local law enforcement agencies and community partners have shifted the public attitude from denial to awareness.
Source:    Date: July 16, 2015

Horry County community fighting back against growing gang problem (Horry County, SC): Horry County has a gang problem, and it’s getting worse. At the moment, police have identified some 1,500 gang members in the county who are part of about 50 gangs, including some connected to the notorious Bloods and Crips.
Source: WMBF News    Date: July 16, 2015

WMBF Investigates Horry County's Gang Problem (Horry County, SC): WMBF News is investigating a growing problem terrorizing a local community. “Every single one of those homicides, with the exception of one, have been gang-involved,” says Horry County Police Chief Saundra Rhodes, in reference to a string of deadly shootings in an Horry County community.
Source: WMBF News    Date: July 13, 2015

Possible tax increase could go to stopping gangs in Horry County (Horry County, SC): Horry County Council is considering investing hundreds of thousands of dollars through a tax increase to hiring new detectives to help deal with a rising gang issue in the county. Horry County Police report six homicides this year in the Longs area were all gang related.
Source: WBTW News 13    Date: June 11, 2015

Activists want Horry County leaders to do more reduce gang violence (Horry County, SC): Community activists are asking Horry County government to do more to reduce gang violence. Police say there have been ten murders in the county so far this year, including that of a 14-year-old boy last month.
Source: WPDE NewsChannel 15    Date: June 8, 2015

Chester teen indicted on murder charges in councilman's death (Chester County, SC): A Chester County teenager has been indicted in the murder of a Chester County Councilman who was fatally shot on election day. A true bill of indictment was filed earlier this week against 19-year-old Christopher Marquavious Moore in the death of councilman Odell Williams.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: June 5, 2015

Alleged gang shooter in killing of Chester councilman indicted for murder (Chester, SC): The accused triggerman in what investigators called the gang-related shooting death of Chester Councilman Odell Williams has been indicted for murder by a grand jury, according to court officials.
Source: The State    Date: June 4, 2015

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

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