BW man arrested for grand larceny in Ridgeway

RIDGEWAY – A Blythewood man has been charged with grand larceny, theft of alcohol valued at more than $60,000 from a beverage distributor on Highway 34 in Ridgeway. Neil Daniel McGoogan III was arrested on Feb. 15, 2018 after the management of the beverage distributor where McGoogan worked began looking into a large inventory loss, […]

Shootout ends with attempted murder

WINNSBORO – A wild-west drive-by shoot ‘em up that occurred around 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, on Columbia Road behind the Bi-Lo Shopping Center, ended with a gunshot victim and three arrests, two of them for attempted murder. According to the incident report, three men in a Buick Park Avenue on Highway 321 Bypass suspected […]

Routine checkpoint becomes high speed chase

RIDGEWAY – A high speed chase that began in Ridgeway, ended on Garner’s Ferry Road and reached 123 miles per hour, resulted in attempted murder charges for Michael Odell Lewis, 24, of Columbia. The incident began during an early evening traffic safety check conducted by the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Department at the intersection of Syrup […]

Arrest made in hit and run

WINNSBORO – A Columbia man charged in a fatal Fairfield County hit-and-run appeared in bond court on Friday morning. Brian Jenkins, 41, was released on a $50,000 bond after he was charged with a hit-and-run resulting in death. Troopers with the South Carolina Highway Patrol said Jenkins was the driver of a white, four-door Nissan […]