Fatal Hit and Run in Johnston

Fatal Hit and Run in Johnston

Richard Broadwater, 47, of Johnston, was killed in a hit and run on Monument Drive in Johnston, Saturday, Aug. 22, around 8:40 in the evening. According to the SC Highway Patrol, Broadwater was in the roadway when he was struck by an unidentified vehicle. The SCHP is investigating this incident. As they have no information […]

ECSO Recovers Stolen Vehicle

ECSO Recovers Stolen Vehicle

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Officer recovered a stolen vehicle Sunday afternoon, Aug. 16. According to an incident report detailing the matter, an ECSO deputy was stopped at a traffic light at the intersection of Sweetwater Road and Hwy 25 when a man approached the deputy’s vehicle. The man told the deputy that a white male […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Multiple Vehicle Break-ins The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to multiple reports of vehicle break-ins Sunday, Aug. 2. According to ECSO reports, a dozen vehicles were broken into in the Fox Creek Drive, Flintlock Drive, Dogwood Glen, and Country Club Hills Drive areas of the county. Many of the vehicles had their front passenger side […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Missing Man With Dementia Found David Pearson, an 88-year-old man with dementia who went missing from his home on Whaley Pond Road (near the Edgefield County/Aiken County line) around three o’clock in the afternoon, Saturday, July 25, was found alive Sunday morning around ten o’clock. According to a relative of the man who spoke Monday […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Burglary at Murder Site The former home of murder victim Johnnie Hydrick was the site of a burglary last week according to a report filed by the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office. The property, located at 103 Windy Ridge Road, is being cared for by a family member. That family member stated to law enforcement that […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Possible Vehicle Used in Burglary Caught on Video The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Thurmond Road in Clarks Hill (Edgefield County), Saturday, July 11, in reference to a burglary. According to an ECSO report, the victim found that his shop located on the property had been entered without forced entry and […]

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 […]

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