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(WIS) Chance Noah Etheredge, 36, has been charged with unlawful carrying of a pistol, resisting arrest, DUI, simple possession of marijuana, and an ABC Violation after being arrested following a trooper-involved shooting.
At around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, the South Carolina Department of Public Safety says a trooper was involved in a shooting in Lexington County on I-20 Eastbound near I-26 at the 64 mile marker.
The incident began after a trooper stopped a Volkswagen for failing to maintain a single lane and suspicion of DUI.
Once the vehicle was stopped, the trooper began administering field sobriety tests on the Etheredge.
Authorities say when the trooper went to place Etheredge under arrest for DUI, he began to resist and struggled with the trooper. Etheredge began to walk toward his vehicle, the trooper then gave him verbal commands and continued to try to make an arrest. The trooper deployed his taser to attempt to stop Etheredge but it wasn’t effective.
Troopers say the suspect got back into his vehicle and continued to struggle with the trooper. During the struggle, Etheredge took a handgun from his car and exited the vehicle, according to Authorities. At that time, the trooper fired his service weapon, striking Etheredge.
Etheredge was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Drunk, possibly high on weed, he fights with a trooper, gets tasered
and then pulls a gun on him!
This fool snatched the “Idiot of the Week” trophy right out of
Sen Tom Corbin’s nasty hand!
When longtime Lexington County Sheriff James Metts was arrested for corruption and bribery last summer, the entire state was shocked and disappointed. Metts, who was sheriff for 42 years, had a reputation as a model of law enforcement professionalism and integrity and a superb civil servant. Continue reading “Metts: A Drug Connection?”
(WIS) – Former South Congaree Police Chief Jason Amodio appears headed for a deal for cooperating with prosecutors in connection with the ongoing probe into corruption in Lexington County.
According to federal court documents made public on Tuesday, Amodio agreed to plead guilty back in June to making false statements to a grand jury.
Amodio, who resigned from office a year earlier after a raid on South Congaree Town Hall, was originally accused of accepting payment in return for seized gaming machines while he was police chief.
Days after the federal indictment, court documents show Amodio signed the plea agreement. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson and U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles both signed off on the plea agreement.
The deal, if approved by a judge, would mean Amodio would avoid prison time and be sentenced to four years probation, with eight months of the term to be served in home confinement with electronic monitoring.
Amodio also agreed to plead guilty to common-law misconduct in office. Any punishment for that crime would be served concurrently with his federal sentence.
He faced up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000 if convicted.
Nettles filed a motion on Tuesday asking the court to depart from applicable sentencing guidelines in the case.
“Jason Amodio cooperated throughout the pendency of his case and is still cooperating,” Nettles stated. “The Government believes that the defendant’s assistance was substantial and will provide additional information at the time of sentencing.”
(The State) The teen who stabbed a Dutch Fork High School student to death last year after a basketball game in an eatery parking lot won’t be able to avoid trial for murder.
Judge Thomas Russo has ruled that Kierin Dennis, whose lawyer had argued that Dennis was entitled to “stand your ground” immunity from prosecution in the killing of Da’Von Capers, will not get that immunity.
Dennis is charged with one count of murder and one count of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.
Dennis’ claims of being in fear of his life because Capers was supposedly trying to enter his SUV are “not credible,” Russo wrote in a 10-page legal opinion filed in the Lexington County clerk of court’s office.
The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a shooting that left a Lexington man dead at a residence in the early morning hours Sunday.
Logan David Scott, 23, died after he was shot at approximately 12:03 a.m. Sunday at a home on Emanuel Church Road in Lexington, according to Lexington County coroner Margaret Fisher.
Scott was transported by EMS to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The sheriff’s and coroner’s offices continue to investigate the incident.