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Charleston Police Seek Driver in Friday Hit-and-Run

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Charleston Police are asking for the public's assistance in the search for a driver and vehicle involved in a Friday night hit-and-run.

The car collided with a pedestrian on King and Simons Streets around 11:30 p.m. The vehicle was last seen driving north on King Street toward Mt. Pleasant.

The victim is suffering from life-threatening injuries, according to officials.

The wanted car is described as a dark-colored car that is possibly a  black Dodge Challenger or Charger. It may have front-end damage and a missing headlight.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact law enforcement at 843-554-1111 or 843-965-4084.

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Update: Missing Teen Jason Jones Has Been Found 

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- A teenage boy who had been reported missing was found Friday morning.

Jason Jones, 14, was reported missing when he allegedly ditched school and ran away the morning of September 12.

On Friday morning, the Charleston Police Department reported that he was located and is "Okay."

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Charleston Police Looking for Missing Teen

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Police in Charleston are looking for a boy who has been missing since last Friday.

The Charleston Police Department reports that 14-year-old Jason Jones was dropped off at Burke High School the morning of September 12. He then reportedly ditched school and ran away.

According to police, Jason may be in North Charleston.

Jason was last seen wearing khaki pants and a blue Burke High School polo shirt.

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Man Steals Sunglasses from Beaufort County Sunglass Hut

(BLUFFTON, S.C.) -- Authorities in Beaufort County are looking to identify a man who stole a pair of sunglasses from a local store.

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office says the theft took place Sunday afternoon at a Sunglass Hut store, located at 1252 Fording Island Road in Bluffton.

The sunglasses are worth $240.

According to the Sheriff's Office, the suspect is described as a black man with gold teeth and tattoos on his left arm and chest. He wore a blue polo shirt, jeans, and a cap.

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Gaffney Man Gets Prison Time for Possessing Child Porn

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) -- A Gaffney man has been sentenced to 78 months in prison for possessing child pornography.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, 38-year-old Donald Howard Smiley was found in possession of 138 still images and 26 videos of child pornography on his mobile device.

Gaffney will also face five years of supervised release following his imprisonment.

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