Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Two Area Churches Burglarized The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to Gilgal Baptist Church and Liberty Springs Church, Sunday, Jan. 4, after it was discovered the two had been burglarized sometime between Saturday, Jan. 3, and Sunday morning. An estimated $8,000 worth of sound equipment was stolen from Gilgal. Additionally, in trying to enter this […]

Accused Murderer Faces Preliminary Hearing

Accused Murderer Faces Preliminary Hearing

Billy Sellars of Aiken County, the accused murderer of Johnny Hydrick, appeared before a magistrate judge at the Edgefield County Court House, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 to hear the evidence against him in this case. The judge found the evidence to be sufficient enough to forward the murder case to a grand jury. Sellars was […]

Infant Dies After Being Found Unresponsive

Leland Quarles, the 4 month old son of Robert, Jr. and Tanya Quarles of Trenton, was pronounced dead at 3:25 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, at Edgefield County Hospital after being found unresponsive at a local in-home child care center. The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to the home at which the daycare is located after […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Break-ins at Bantam and Pond Lanes in Johnston On Wednesday, Dec. 3, break-ins occurred at two separate residences in Johnston; one at a Bantam Lane home and the other at a home on Pond Lane. In the incident at the Bantam Lane residence, the home owner returned home to find the familiar entry mode of […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Dog Stolen on Hwy 191 The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a dog being stolen from a residence on Hwy 191 in Johnston, Saturday, Nov. 22. According to the ECSO report, the owner and his dog, which is described as a chocolate colored Labrador retriever, were outside in his yard when […]

Trenton Man Hit and Killed in Aiken County

Trenton Man Hit and Killed in Aiken County

Nathaniel Jones, 62, of Trenton, was struck and killed by a vehicle around 6:50 Sunday evening on Hwy 19 in Aiken County. According to preliminary investigations by the Aiken County Coroner’s Office and the SC Highway Patrol, Jones was walking in the roadway on Hwy 19 North when he was struck by a 2004 Chevy […]

Trenton Man Found Dead In Home [Updated]

Trenton Man Found Dead In Home [Updated]

• ECSO Has Ruled the Death a Homicide Johnnie Hydrick, 50, of Trenton, was found dead in his home at 103 Windy Ridge Road shortly before noon, Saturday, Oct. 11. According to the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, the victim was found by his brother after he had gone to check on him because he had not […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Victim Chases Down Thief and Recovers Property A resident of Flintlock Drive in North Augusta (Edgefield County) took matters into his own hands Monday, Sept. 29, when he discovered his golf cart was being stolen. According to an Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office report detailing the incident, the victim stated he was awaken around five thirty […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

ECSO Recovers Vehicle Stolen From Aiken County A vehicle that was stolen out of Aiken County was found in a wooded area off Leonard Lane in Trenton, Sunday, Sept. 21, according to a report filed with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office.  That report details how a resident of the road contacted law enforcement after he […]

Trenton Student Wins State Title

Trenton Student Wins State Title

To Compete for National Title in July ‘15 Rebekah Knowles, the daughter of Eric and Charlotte Knowles of Trenton, was crowned the USA National Miss South Carolina Jr. Teen!  She is an 8th grader at Wardlaw Academy and is involved in many school and community related activities.  Rebekah will compete the week of July 27-Aug 1, […]