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Suspected gang members plead guilty to federal gun & drug trafficking charges in S.C. (Columbia, SC): Joshua Randall, age 30, Brandon Randall, age 29, and Lee Tracy Riggins, Jr., age 27, pled guilty to participating in a drug conspiracy that operated in the Florence, Charleston, and Myrtle Beach areas of South Carolina, said United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon.
Source: WCIV 4 News    Date: June 20, 2018

A gang member refused to snitch. Then a Rock Hill girl was killed in Chester County. (Chester, SC) : A 14-year-old Rock Hill girl was killed Sunday night in what law enforcement officials are describing as gang retaliation, drive-by shooting. The girl was not the intended target, police said.
Source: The Herald    Date: June 11, 2018

Solicitor: 'Pretty substantial' number of gang members in Horry County (Conway, SC): Solicitor Jimmy Richardson estimates there are between 1,400 to 1,500 gang members in Horry County, saying the number was growing as the county's population explodes.
Source: WPDE NewsChannel 15    Date: June 6, 2018

BCSO: Wanted Texas murder suspect, MS-13 gang member arrested in Ladson Tuesday night (Ladson, SC): A wanted MS-13 gang murder suspect was arrested Tuesday night in Berkeley County, according to Berkeley County Sheriff's Office spokesman Mike Cochran.
Source: WCSC 5 News    Date: May 23, 2018

Greenville County gang member conspired to kill witness in upcoming trial, AG says (Greenville County, SC): A member of a Greenville County gang conspired to kill a witness in an upcoming trial, according to U.S. Attorney Beth Drake. Evidence presented at a change of plea hearing showed Antonio Devon Williamson, 30, of Florence, conspired with fellow members of the Elm Street Piru Bloods gang to murder the witness, Drake said.
Source: WYFF 4 News    Date: May 11, 2018

Gang member from Florence gets 5 years for plotting to kill witness (Florence, SC): A Florence man was sentenced to five years in jail for plotting to kill a witness in an upcoming criminal trial, according to a press release from United States Attorney Beth Drake.
Source: WBTW News 13    Date: May 11, 2018

8 SC Bloods gang members charged with murder, other crimes (Columbia, SC): Eight Midlands members of the Bloods criminal gang have been indicted on multiple charges, including murder, attempted murder and burglary, S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson said Thursday.
Source: The Island Packet    Date: May 3, 2018

8 blood gang members behind bars, accused of murder and other charges (Columbia, SC): Eight blood gang members are behind bars accused of murder, attempted murder and burglary. Attorney General Alan Wilson along with a number of law enforcement agencies said these members were involved in several shootings at multiple locations in Lexington County and Columbia.
Source: WACH FOX57 News     Date: May 3, 2018

Midlands 60-day gun sting will target gang violence (Columbia, SC): A new sting from Midlands law enforcement aims to beat back a recent spate of gang shootings that officials said falls disproportionately on young African American men and communities of color.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: April 24, 2018

Area Law Enforcement Agencies Create Gun Violence Task Force (Columbia, SC): A new task force will be patrolling the Midlands targeting, who law enforcement call, the top ten gang members. The Columbia Police Department and Richland County Sheriff’s Department are joining forces to get guns off the streets.
Source: WOLO ABC Columbia    Date: April 24, 2018

Death, violence in SC prisons: How Lee Correctional Institution puts gangs before safety (Lee County, SC): The cellphone images and recordings by inmates themselves show the visceral brutality of it all — the day when South Carolina’s most-dangerous prison, for seven hours and without intervention, became a slaughterhouse.
Source: The Greenville News    Date: April 21, 2018

A mother paid South Carolina prison gangs thousands to keep her son alive (Bennetsville, SC): The phone call from prison came on a sweltering summer morning. The woman immediately sensed an unfamiliar tremor in her son's voice. Her son had been behind bars for six years but he had never sounded so panicked.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: April 19, 2018

Inmate says gangs, not officers control Lee Correctional (Lee County, SC): An inmate at Lee Correctional Institution said gang members inside the level three facility control the day-to-day activity, not the corrections officers.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: April 18, 2018

Attackers in South Carolina prison riot were 'laughing at' and 'taunting' dying rival gang member, witness says (Bishopville, SC): Attackers laughed at and taunted a dying rival gang member during the South Carolina prison riot that left seven inmates dead, a witness said.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: April 17, 2018

Gang dispute sparks deadliest U.S. prison riot in 25 years: official (Bishopville, SC): A gang-related dispute sparked an overnight riot in a South Carolina prison that killed seven inmates, the deadliest U.S. prison riot since 1993, state officials and prison safety experts said on Monday.
Source: KFGO News    Date: April 16, 2018

SC prisons are a 'tinderbox' where gangs run wild, lawyers for inmates say (Columbia, SC): S.C. prisons overflow with violence, illegal weapons and dangerous gangs, according to lawyers who have represented injured or killed inmates and their families in lawsuits against the S.C. Department of Corrections.
Source: The State    Date: April 16, 2018

Gang allegedly used Columbia airport to traffic 100-plus pounds of drugs in Midlands (Columbia, SC): Fifteen people were indicted on drug and gang-related offenses, according to South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson. They are accused of bringing more than 100 pounds of marijuana into Lexington County, primarily through the Columbia Airport.
Source: The State    Date: March 21, 2018

2 Horry County gang members sentenced for guns, drugs (Florence, SC): Two gang members from Horry County were sentenced to several years in prison Wednesday morning. According to a press release from the office of United States Attorney Beth Drake, two United Blood Nation gang members were sentenced in federal court in Florence for their participation in drug and firearm conspiracies.
Source: WBTW News 13    Date: March 7, 2018

Police chief: Grand Strand is 'great customer base' for gang recruitment (Horry County, SC): Horry County's top police officer called the area "a great customer base" for national gang recruiting efforts, though many local groups still consist of homegrown members.
Source: The Myrtle Beach Sun-News    Date: February 26, 2018

Lowcountry gang member gets 20-year prison sentence for role in shootings (Charleston, SC): A Walterboro man is headed to prison for two decades for his role in four shootings, including one in St. George, while part of the violent Lowcountry street gang the Cowboys, according to federal authorities.
Source: The Summerville Journal Scene    Date: December 18, 2017

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