Dollar General Employee Arrested

Dollar General Employee Arrested

An employee with the Dollar General in Trenton, SC has been arrested and charged with Breach of Trust with Fraudulent Intent Greater than $10,000. According to the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, Larry Washington, of Gloverville, SC had been employed with the retail chain for nearly a year. During that time, he is accused of having […]

Murder in Edgefield County – Suspect In Custody – UPDATED

Murder in Edgefield County – Suspect In Custody – UPDATED

Update: The victim in the Sunday morning shooting at the former Executive Car Care has been identified as Marshall Butler, Jr., 33, of Johnston, SC.  According to the Edgefield County Coroner Thurmond Burnett, the victim’s death was due to 2 gunshots to the head. The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office has charged 26 years old Fredrick Dale […]

Suspect in Attempted Theft Is Caught

Suspect in Attempted Theft Is Caught

Edgefield County Deputies responded to a call at Taylor Nursery off Airport Road in Trenton Tuesday morning, Aug. 7, where they found evidence of an attempted theft.  Aluminum pipes that were in a field at the tree nursery were found sawed in half in an apparent attempt to make the 20-30 ft. long pipes easier […]

Parole Office Mixup Leads to Parolee’s Untimely Release

Parole Office Mixup Leads to Parolee’s Untimely Release

The quiet of Friday afternoon, July 20, in the town of Edgefield was interrupted by a burst of sirens as police officers converged on the Edgefield Discovery Center. Reports came into The Advertiser office that “every police car in town” was seen there with descriptions depicting officers searching under of the Discovery Center. The Advertiser […]

Boatwright Accepts Plea Bargain – Avoids Trial

Boatwright Accepts Plea Bargain – Avoids Trial

Tammy Renee Boatwright, whose murder trial was set to begin Tuesday, July 17 for the 2011 shooting of Don Robert Boyd, Jr., accepted a plea bargain for the lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter. With this plea, the judge sentenced Boatwright to 15 years in prison and suspended that to 5 years in prison and 5 […]

Police Wrangle Donkey and Goat – Police Win

Police Wrangle Donkey and Goat – Police Win

Police officers go to work every day not knowing the different dangers they may face, but on Thursday, July 12, officers with the Edgefield City Police Department were met with two unlikely foes; a donkey and a goat. The show down did turn ugly as measures were taken to ensure the unlikely duo would not […]

Boatwright Murder Trial Set to Begin This Week

Boatwright Murder Trial  Set to Begin This Week

The murder trial of Tammy Renee Boatwright is slated to begin this week at the Edgefield County Court House.  Jurors are set to be chosen on Tuesday with the trial beginning thereafter.  The trial is expected to be concluded by the end of the week. Boatwright was charged in Jan. of 2011 with the murder […]

High Tech Investigation Nets Stolen Goods

High Tech Investigation Nets Stolen Goods

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office recently used some high tech investigative techniques that led to the recovery of stolen goods taken in a burglary that occurred on May 30, 2012.  On that date, thieves broke into a home on Rainforest Drive and stole a Play Station 3 (PS3), several PS3 games, a flat screen television, […]

Early Morning Break-In at Pine Ridge

Deputies with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to an alarm at Pine Ridge Country Club in the early morning hours of Friday, July 6.  Upon arriving at the scene, deputies spotted a man who fled the area on foot.  A perimeter was established and the canine unit deployed, but the suspect alluded capture.  However, […]

Rural Church Targeted by Thieves Twice

One would think that the sanctity and sacredness of a church would afford it some protection from crime but not so in our day and age as many churches across Edgefield County have come to realize. Red Oak Grove Baptist Church on the far west side of the county is but the latest in a […]