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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Charleston.

Friday
Aug292014

Bluffton Bank Robbery Suspects Arrested in Georgia

(BLUFFTON, S.C.) -- Two Bluffton bank robbery suspects have been arrested in Georgia.

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office reports that 41-year-old James Gable and 44-year-old John Bennett were apprehended at a motel in Pooler, Georgia on Tuesday.

Gable was charged for the August 22 robbery of Sun Trust Bank in Bluffton and the July 14 robbery of a TD Bank in Bluffton. Bennett was arrested and charged for accessory after the fact for the robbery of Sun Trust Bank.

Gable and Bennett are awaiting extradition back to South Carolina.


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Friday
Aug292014

Fire Guts North Charleston Home

(NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Authorities are investigating a fire that destroyed a home in North Charleston on Friday morning.

Officials from the Ashley River Fire Department said in published reports that by the time crews arrived on the scene, the home located on Saddle Creek Court, was already engulfed in flames.

Three people and three dogs managed to safely escape the burning structure.

There were no reports of injury.


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Friday
Aug292014

North Charleston Man Wanted on Drug Charges

Charleston Police Department(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Police are seeking the public's help with locating a North Charleston man wanted on drug-related charges.

Charleston Police are looking for 24-year-old Jerell Risher, who has two active warrants for distribution of cocaine base.

Anyone with information on Risher's whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.


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Thursday
Aug282014

Teen Arrested for Trying to Rob Food Delivery Driver 

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- A teenager has been arrested for the attempted armed robbery of a Chinese food delivery driver.

According to the Charleston Police Department, the victim had been making a delivery on July 31 when a man armed with a gun approached and demanded money. When the delivery man refused, the suspect tried to grab the food.

The suspect, believed to be 19-year-old Ethan Lamont Jenkins, did not take any money or food before fleeing the scene.

Jenkins has now been arrested and charged with attempted armed robbery.

 


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Thursday
Aug282014

Six Arrested on Drug Charges

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Six people were arrested on drug-related charges during an operation by Charleston Police last week.

According to police, the arrests were made between last Thursday and Saturday, in the area of America and South Streets.

The suspects arrested have been identified as: Montay Harley, 25, Delano McPherson, 26, Antonio Murphy, 23, Davonte Reid, 19, Joshua Smalls, also 19, and Brian Wilson, 24.

Harley is charged with distribution of heroin, while the others are charged with distribution of cocaine base.


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