Pee Dee Crime

Man charged with using phone to take pictures under victims’ clothes at Florence stores

Florence police have arrested a man and charged him with two counts of voyeurism stemming from incidents that happened earlier this month.

Man wanted in Florence bakery burglary taken into custody

Bond hearing scheduled for mother charged in death of her baby

Man wanted in deadly shooting turns himself in

Florence deputies preparing for extradition after stolen car leads to arrests

Suspended Florence Co. sheriff, former Marion police officer’s certifications in jeopardy

Judge orders mental health evaluation for couple charged in death of 2-year-old Hartsville boy

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One injured after late-night shooting in the Pee Dee

Police asking for public’s help in burglary investigation at Florence bakery

Woman shot by off-duty NC police officer dies

Confidentiality order filed in Florence mass shooting case

Warrants: Sheriff’s office, vehicles, home searched during investigation into Florence Co. sheriff

Sheriff: Guns, drugs found in convicted felon’s home twice in one month

Florence solicitor files motion to revoke rapper Kodak Black’s bond after Miami arrest

A motion has been filed to revoke rapper Kodak Black’s bond on sexual assault charges in Florence County following his most recent arrest in Miami.

Police look for men wanted for questioning after assault in parking lot of Florence Walmart

Florence police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two men wanted for questioning in connection with a recent assault and battery case.

  Judge allows former HCSO deputy charged in drowning deaths of mental health patients to travel outside of SC for work

A judge granted a motion to amend the bond for one of the former Horry County Sheriff’s Office corrections officers charged in the drowning deaths of two mental health patients.

Man sentenced to 13 years in prison on drug, assault charges

A Darlington man was sentenced to more than a dozen years behind bars on drug and assault charges.

Deputies searching for home invasion suspect

  One killed, another injured in Florence County shooting

Three people, including two teens, in custody following Timmonsville shooting that left one dead

Pedestrian injured in Florence hit-and-run dies

Man wanted for questioning in Hobby Lobby voyeurism case

Police investigating Florence shooting that injured two

Police investigating after one shot and killed in Timmonsville

Police are still putting all the pieces together Sunday after a late night shooting in Timmonsville left one dead. 39-year-old Leon Johnson of Florence was pronounced dead at a local hospital after a shooting Saturday night near the intersection of Main and Orange Streets in Timmonsville.

Dillon’s mayor-elect, already facing child porn charges, booked again following a traffic crash

Dillon’s mayor-elect, already facing child pornography charges, found himself back in jail Friday for an alleged traffic offense.

Deputies investigating after person shot at Florence County club

Deputies are investigating after a person was shot Friday morning in Florence County.

  Attorney for newly-elected Dillon mayor questions timing of child exploitation allegations

The attorney for the newly-elected Dillon mayor who now faces child exploitation charges said the timing of the allegations is unusual.

  Florence County deputies search for slain woman’s body; 3 arrested in case

Three people are behind bars in connection to the murder of California woman in Florence.

Sheriff: Tips from public help deputies arrest burglary suspect

Deputies arrested a man who they said was seen on video surveillance breaking into a home.

Investigators uncover illegal still at Florence County home

Citizen complaints led to the discovery of an illegal still at a home, according to investigators with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies arrest three on drug charges

Robeson County deputies say three people were arrested on drug charges Wednesday.

  Newly-elected Dillon mayor faces multiple child exploitation charges

Dillon’s newly-elected mayor turned himself into authorities Wednesday after a state investigation into child exploitation.

  Judge lifts house arrest for suspended Florence County sheriff; GPS monitoring remains

A judge granted the defense’s request that Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone’s house arrest be lifted.

18-year-old man charged in deadly nightclub shooting

The man who deputies say was involved in a deadly shooting at a Marlboro County nightclub last weekend has been arrested.

Police: Resident pulls gun, shoots would-be robber

Lumberton police said a man was shot while attempting to rob a resident Tuesday.

  Florence pastor charged with bank fraud, ID theft

A Florence church pastor is facing charges after allegedly opening lines of credit using the names of two people without their knowledge, according to a court filing.

Marion police officer resigns following domestic violence arrest

A Marion police officer is off the job following his domestic violence arrest.

Police investigate report of shots fired at Pizza Hut

Officers were called Monday night to the restaurant on South Main Street.

Alarm call at business leads to two arrests after manhunt

Two men were arrested Monday after Florence County deputies responded to an alarm call at a business near Scranton.

Deputies: Suspect caught on video burglarizing home

Darlington County deputies are asking for the public’s help identifying a burglary suspect.

Deputies charge man they say robbed and killed 78-year-old NC woman in her own home

Deputies responded to 70 Primrose Drive Fairmont Sunday in reference to an alarm call. Once on the scene deputies say they found 78-year-old Annie Grace Davis dead inside her own home.

19-year-old arrested, charged after deputies say he shot and killed NC mother in front of her children

Scotland County officials have made an arrest in the alleged murder of a 30-year-old mother.19-year-old William Brisson of Laurel Hill, NC has been arrested and charged with attempted murder. However authorities say they anticipate more charges being filed soon.

Florence Police identify vehicle of interest after shots fired into home

Florence Police are still searching for a suspect Saturday after a shots were fired ina residential area. A police spokesperson says officers responded to a shooting in the 900 block of Harmony Street just before 9 a.m. Saturday.

One dead after nightclub shooting in Bennettsville

Police are still investigating Saturday after one person was killed following a shooting outside a Pee Dee nightclub.

Myrtle Beach, Florence men among those arrested in multi-state child exploitation operation

The South Carolina Attorney General’s Office announced that 82 people were arrested, and 17 children were rescued of identified in a joint operation to crackdown on child exploitation.

Florence County sheriff hires legal team for misconduct, embezzlement case

Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone has hired a legal team to work on his case after he was charged with misconduct in office and embezzlement.

Victim forced inside home, tied up by robbery suspects, deputies say

The Dillon County Sheriff’s Office is searching for three people who tied up a victim during a robbery.

Latta police officer resigns after DUI charge

A Latta police officer has resigned from the department after her arrest this week for allegedly driving under the influence.

Marion officer suspended following arrest on domestic violence charge

A Marion police officer has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of an investigation after he was arrested Thursday night.

Driver sought after one injured in hit-and-run crash in Florence

Florence police are asking for the public’s help in locating the vehicle and the driver at the center of a hit-and-run crash that injured a pedestrian.

Chief: Latta police officer arrested for DUI, on leave without pay

A Latta police officer found herself on the other side of the law when she was arrested on suspicion of DUI, authorities confirm.

Car found riddled with bullets outside apartment complex

Police are investigating after a vehicle was found riddled with bullets Tuesday night in Lumberton.

Three arrested, accused of stealing guns from Florence County home

Three men have been arrested on burglary charges in Florence County.

Police investigating after woman found shot outside Hartsville Walmart

A woman was found shot in the leg Wednesday morning in Hartsville.

Driver accused in hit-and-run that killed 4-year-old girl out of jail

The man who troopers say hit and killed a 4-year-old girl and then drove off has been released from jail.

Warrants: Man traps co-worker in hotel closet, sexually assaults her

Police say a man forced his co-worker in a linen closet and sexually assaulted her Sunday.

  Video captures image of truck possibly involved in Florence County shooting; suspect sought

Investigators are looking to find a person or persons wanted in connection with a shooting that happened earlier this month in Coward.

  Mother of 4-year-old killed in hit-and-run defends grandmother charged in case

The South Carolina Highway Patrol arrested the driver accused in a hit-and-run in Florence County that killed a four-year-old girl.

Johnsonville man faces drug charges after undercover investigators seize heroin

A Johnsonville man is facing drug charges after investigators seized a quantity of heroin.

Couple arrested, charged with stealing money from free medical clinic

State Law Enforcement Division agents arrested a Dillon woman and her husband accused of taking money from a free medical clinic.

Florence deputies arrest man they say stabbed victim multiple times, fled in victims car

The Florence County Sheriff’s Office is investigating Saturday after a victim was found with multiple stab wounds.

One injured in Friday night shooting on Gaillard St in Florence

Florence police are investigating a Friday night shooting that happened in the 500 block of Gaillard Street, according to officials.

4-year-old killed in hit-and-run crash in Florence

Troopers are on the scene of a hit-and-run crash in Florence County.

  ‘Elected officials should be held to a higher standard:’ Senator sounds off on Florence County sheriff’s indictment

Wednesday’s arrest and indictment of Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone sent shockwaves throughout the Pee Dee that reverberated with residents and politicians alike.

Carolina True Crime: The infamous Bigham family of Florence and Marion counties

In this three-part edition of Carolina True Crime podcast, WMBF News explores the complicated and often violent history of the Bigham family.

Prosecutors seek death penalty for man accused of killing mother, 8-year-old girl

A Bennettsville man accused of killing a mother and her 8-year-old daughter could face the death penalty.

Man charged with attempted murder following Easter shooting

A man is facing charges following a shooting Sunday in Hartsville, according to an arrest warrant.

  Judge orders Florence County sheriff on house arrest, GPS monitoring due to retaliation concerns

The Florence County sheriff has been indicted by a state grand jury on charges of misconduct in office and embezzlement.

Police arrest, charge 2 in connection to shooting that sent man to hospital

Two men have been taken into custody after they were accused of firing shots into a vehicle in Marion and sending one person to the hospital.

Florence man arrested, accused of having files of child pornography

The South Carolina Attorney General announced on Wednesday the arrest of Florence man who is accused of possessing child pornography.

DESK DUTY: Marion County’s K-9 Kilo visits sheriff’s office during recovery

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office had a familiar and furry face come by and visit on Tuesday.

Two men facing attempted murder charges following shooting in the Pee Dee

Two men have been arrested and charged following a shooting Sunday morning in Florence.

Florence County man pleads guilty to killing wife

A Florence County man was set to go to trial on Monday, but instead pleaded guilty to killing his wife, 12th Circuit Solicitor Ed Clements said.

Citizen complaints lead to arrests of 5 suspected drug dealers in Pee Dee

Alert neighbors in the the Pamplico area of Florence County led to the arrests of five suspected drug dealers, the Florence County Sheriff’s Office said.

  Judge grants mental health evaluation motion for man accused of killing two Florence officers

A judge granted a motion for the man charged with killing two Florence officers and injuring five others in court on Monday.

Florence Police talking with person-of-interest after Brunson Street shooting

Florence Police are speaking with a person after a shooting Sunday on Brunson Street.

Man found guilty, sentenced to 28 years in prison for deadly Florence County club shooting

A man has been found guilty for his role in a deadly Florence County nightclub shooting in 2018, according to the solicitor.

One shot during robbery at Dollar General, sheriff says

An investigation is underway after a robbery and shooting at a Dollar General in Marion County.

Rapper Kodak Black arrested at U.S.-Canadian border on drugs, weapons charges

Rapper Kodak Black, who is charged in connection with an alleged sexual assault in Florence in 2016, was arrested again after he and three others were arrested for reportedly trying to cross the U.S.-Canadian border with guns and marijuana.

Deputies seize sawed-off shotgun, meth, cash during drug investigation

A sawed-off shotgun, drugs and cash were all uncovered during a drug investigation, deputies say.

Solicitor to ask judge to grant mental health evaluation for Florence deadly ambush suspect

Solicitor Ed Clements said he plans to file a motion to grant a mental health evaluation for Fred Hopkins in order to test his criminal responsibility and competence to stand trial.