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Four men plead guilty to gang-related drug ring that brought heroin to Myrtle Beach (Myrtle Beach, SC): Four South Carolina men have pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy charges for an operation, that officers say, delivered heroin, cocaine, fentanyl and marijuana to customers in Myrtle Beach and Florence.
Source: The Myrtle Beach Sun-News    Date: May 22, 2017

How is law enforcement combating Greenville Co.’s gang problem? (Greenville, SC): The death of a Greenville County teenager caught in gang- related crossfire has law enforcement cracking down on this growing threat. To even be considered a gang member, state and federal standards require law enforcement to identify multiple factors, including dress and tattoos, to confirmation through a confidential informant.
Source: WSPA 7 News    Date: May 18, 2017

Sheriff says teen slain behind Pavilion was caught in gang-related crossfire (Taylors, SC): The Greenville County Sheriff said a teenager fatally shot behind a recreation complex was an innocent victim of gang-related violence.
Source: WACH FOX57 News     Date: May 16, 2017

3 teens charged in York County after beating over gang dispute, deputies say (York, SC): A mob beating involving the Folk Nation gang ended with three York County teens facing felony charges Saturday, according to the York County Sheriff’s Office. Two of the arrests were made after suspects who “set up” the victim were involved in a wreck near the scene of the beating, records show.
Source: The Herald    Date: May 8, 2017

Rock Hill man gets 24 years for sexual assaualt of 12-year-old girl, shooting at bondsman (Rock Hill, SC): A Rock Hill ex-con and alleged gang member who shot a bondsman trying to arrest him after skipping court on charges of sexually assaulting an underage girl was sentenced Thursday to 24 years in prison.
Source: The Herald    Date: April 27, 2017

Midlands Gang Task Force Receives Contribution to Tackle Graffiti (Richland County, SC): Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook, and University of South Carolina Police Chief Chris Wuchenich have teamed up with Keep the Midlands Beautiful and Palmetto Pride to rid communities of graffiti.
Source: WOLO ABC Columbia    Date: April 24, 2017

York County crime 'took violence to a new level'; now their killers face a reckoning (York County, SC) : A former government prosecutor says the gang murders of Doug and Debbie London at their Lake Wylie home showed an unprecedented level of “contempt” in Charlotte for the rule of law. This week, the law strikes back. On Tuesday, the two Charlotte gang members who planned and carried out the Oct. 23, 2014 killings will be sentenced to life in federal prison without parole.
Source: The Herald    Date: April 24, 2017

5 arrested in connection to “gang-related” murder at night club (Columbia, SC): Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced the arrest of five people in connection to the alleged murder of a 24-year-old man outside a nightclub last month.
Source:    Date: April 12, 2017

Horry County police to meet with Loris community to help fight drug, gang issues (Horry County, SC): Horry County police are working to build trust in the communities they serve. They’re looking to form relationships through face-to-face meetings to help fix neighborhood problems. So police are encouraging people to participate in a meeting this week. It’s an increase in drug and gang problems that have police holding a third community meeting with the people of Loris.
Source: WMBF News    Date: March 13, 2017

Lake City sees increase in gang violence, police plan to crack down (Lake City, SC): One city in Florence County is working to protect people from gang violence. Police Chief Kipp Coker says “homegrown” gangs, or gangs formed in rural areas, are causing problems in Lake City, but his department has a plan to make sure residents are safe.
Source: WBTW News 13    Date: March 6, 2017

Gangs-activity ‘a growing problem’ in Loris area (Horry County, SC): Gang activity -- and what to do about it -- in Loris and surrounding areas is the focus of a renewed effort by local law enforcement. During a meeting this past week, Sgt. Lynn Baker, an investigator with the Horry County Police Department, talked about the colors, clothing, and signs used by gang members in the area.
Source:    Date: February 27, 2017

13 arrests made in 2-year operation in Horry County, neighboring areas (Conway, SC): To eliminate the heroin epidemic that’s plaguing Horry County and surrounding areas, police say they need to target the big drug traffickers. In a press conference Thursday morning, several law enforcement agencies came together to announce the results of a two-year investigation hunting down those alleged dealers.
Source: WBTW News 13    Date: February 23, 2017

Two-year investigation into North Charleston drugs, guns and gangs yields 42 suspects (Charleston, SC): North Charleston Assistant Police Chief Reggie Burgess knocked three times on the lectern in front of him and held up three fingers, one for every mother who was shot on New Year's Day 2014.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: February 22, 2017

Loris leaders, residents serious about combating drug activity (Loris, SC): If the size of the crowd on hand for a recent meeting is any indication, a lot of people are concerned about the drug problem in and around the Loris area.
Source:    Date: February 20, 2017

Bond denied for Marlboro County men charged in gang-related killing (Marlboro County, SC): Bond was denied Friday morning for Jamarcus Sellers, 27, Brenton Davis, 26 and James Monroe Brown, 27, on charges of accessory before and after the fact of murder in the death of James Henderson, 28.
Source: WPDE NewsChannel 15    Date: February 17, 2017

Sheriff Asks for More Officers to Combat Gangs (Kershaw County, SC): In Kershaw County, a spike in gang member arrests have led Sheriff Jim Matthews to ask county leaders for more money for additional officers. “We do not have the manpower to deal with this. We barely have enough man power to deal with our regular routine, criminal activity and so forth,” Matthews explained. “I'm hoping it will awaken some of our council members and the public as well to the problem of gangs, and cause them to give us what we need to begin the process of dealing with this before it gets out of hand.”
Source: WLTX 19 News    Date: February 14, 2017

Sheriff’s Office has eye on gangs (Jasper County, SC): Jasper County’s growth brings with it economic opportunity and mobility, but it also brings an increase in crime – and Sheriff Chris Malphrus has an eye on gang-related crime. “Gang violence in Jasper County is at a minimal, compared to our surrounding areas,” he said. “We do have some gang issues. Noticing that it’s not as bad as other areas, we’re going to try to hit that off in the beginning.”
Source: Jasper County Sun Times    Date: February 14, 2017

Fighting gang problem is a top priority for new Greenville County Sheriff (Greenville, SC): We're taking a look at gang activity in the Upstate. Specifically, in Greenville County. We're told, gangs are here, and they are causing serious trouble. In fact, gang members have been linked to crimes ranging from murder, to drug and human trafficking. We spoke with Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis about the issue. “We've got about roughly 1,200 identified gang members.”
Source: WCSC 5 News    Date: February 13, 2017

3-day gang training conference underway in Myrtle Beach (Myrtle Beach, SC): Monday is the first day of the South Carolina Gang Association’s annual training conference. The three-day conference brings together law enforcement officials from across the state to discuss new ways of identifying gang members and their crimes.
Source: WBTW News 13    Date: February 13, 2017

Police share tactics, data, technology at gang investigators conference (Myrtle Beach, SC): Law enforcement divisions across the state are doing what they can to help curb violence and crime in South Carolina neighborhoods, and one way they're doing that is by working with different law enforcement agencies.
Source: WPDE NewsChannel 15    Date: February 13, 2017

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