Homeowner Thwarts Attempted Burglary

Homeowner Thwarts Attempted Burglary

A resident of Reynolds Drive in Trenton returned home Tuesday, June 30, 2015 to find several men allegedly trying to burglarize his home. According to an Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office report on the matter, the man returned home at about nine in the morning to see a red Ford Mustang with a tan top in […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Two Charged With Attempted Murder The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office has charged two male suspects with two counts of attempted murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime in response to an incident that happened on Hwy 191 on June 13 in which the pair allegedly shot at a vehicle […]

Shooting on Moragne St. – One Man Dead

Shooting on Moragne St. – One Man Dead

Leric Merriweather, 29, of Edgefield, was shot and killed Saturday night, June 6, around 8:45 on Moragne Street. According to Edgefield Police Chief Ronnie Carter, who spoke to The Advertiser regarding the incident, it is believed Merriweather had been at a party earlier in the evening where he had gotten into a confrontation with another […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Assault and Arson on Kennedy Drive Deputies and an investigator with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to Kennedy Drive in North Augusta (Edgefield County) Friday, May 22, after they received a report of a vehicle on fire. According to a report regarding the incident, when law enforcement arrived on the scene, they found one […]

Homicide in Trenton – Updated

Homicide in Trenton – Updated

The Edgefield Advertiser was notified by the Aiken County Coroner’s Office on Thursday, May 7, that a man living at a residence on Polk Lane in Trenton (Aiken County) was found dead in his home on Wednesday, May 6. According to Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton, 81 year old Claude G. Ward was last seen […]

Shots Fired In Edgefield

Shots Fired In Edgefield

Two shots were heard coming from the Mims/Gary Street area of Edgefield, Tuesday afternoon, Apr. 28, around 5:30. Officers with the Edgefield City Police Department were dispatched to the area with instructions to be on the look out for a white truck with rims that was thought to have been involved in the shots being […]

Moonshine Still Confiscated by Law Enforcement

Moonshine Still Confiscated by Law Enforcement

Owner Charged with Unlawful Possession of Liquor A Johnston man had his moonshine still confiscated by the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office after he was found to be in possession of an illegal distillery device. According to a report filed by the ECSO, an incident at Strom Thurmond High School earlier in the month led deputies […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Vandalism and Assault on Watson Road The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported vandalism and assault at Watson Road in Trenton, Thursday, Apr. 2. According to an ECSO report, a resident of the neighborhood heard her miniature pony making “ a lot of commotion.” When she went outside to see what was happening, […]