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4:36 am on Friday April 5, 2013

Suspect in Charleston police officer shooting had been twice arrested

Charleston Police Officer Cory Goldstein was shot during a West Ashley traffic stop on Saturday night, and officials are upset that the suspect, Mark L. Blake Jr., had previously been arrested twice and twice released on bail — judicial system...
2:21 am on Friday February 8, 2013

After suspensions, GPS tracking of suspects, paroled convicts still pending

Prosecutors are still trying to sort out a fix after GPS monitoring of convicted criminals and suspects was called off six months back.
3:02 am on Sunday October 14, 2012

Concerns over marginal enforcement for suspects out on GPS monitors

(Updates at the bottom.) The Post and Courier offers a damning report about the enforcement and compliance of those out on bail with GPS monitors. In part: Robinson testified that he and his staff warned her and Mitchell repeatedly about his failure...
4:32 am on Friday September 2, 2011

Man charged in Bluffton tow truck slaying released on bond, family reacts

We missed this one earlier in the week, but a Bluffton tow truck driver charged with shooting a man to death on Christmas Eve has been released from prison on bond. If you missed any of this story you can catch up here. Now the family of the victim...
2:37 pm on Thursday September 1, 2011

In Bluffton tow truck slaying, accused Oates granted bail - on a condition

Update September 1: The Island Packet reports that Oates has been released on a $200,000 bond. First reporting July 29: Six months after Preston Oates was arrested after the Christmas Eve shooting of Carlos Alberto Olivera over a booted vehicle in...
2:45 am on Friday October 9, 2009

Bail set for two, but search continues in case of missing Katherine Waring

Image by Twitter user LostNMissingImage by 20091009-missing.jpg A poster from the search for Waring. You can view it larger over here. While leads seem to still be scarce in the case of missing 28-year-old Katherine Waring, a judge has set a $100,...
5:41 am on Sunday October 5, 2008

Murder case retrial shows ugly side of legal system

Highlight the sometimes ugly side of the legal process, the state Supreme Court has repealed a six-year-old murder conviction, saying that there were problems in the case and that James A. Summersett Jr. must be retried for a 2002 slaying. But, no,...
5:36 am on Saturday August 2, 2008

A year after arrest, Heyward gets bond

Update: ABC News 4 reports that Heyward was released from jail around 8:30 p.m. Friday. They've also got video from the release. Original story: The woman accused of killing her two children by leaving them in a hot car while at work, then trying to...