Cherokee County, SC. (THECOUNT) — Montreal Jordan McMullins, of Gaffney, North Carolina, has been identified as the shooting victim at the Sugar Shack II early Saturday morning, according to officials.
McMullins, 23, was one of several individuals shot while at the popular nightspot around 3:30 a.m. Saturday.
The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office says several clubgoers were struck by gunfire and are in area hospitals being treated for gunshot injuries. Their identities were not released.
McMullins was transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead of gunshot injuries.
“McMullins was shot during the incident that occurred at 3:30 a.m. at The Sugar Shack II located at 1435 Wilcox Avenue in Gaffney. He was transported from the scene by ambulance to Spartanburg Medical Center where he died during surgery at 4:55 a.m. An autopsy will be performed to assist in the investigation,” Coroner Dennis Fowler said. Continue reading
HORRY COUNTY, SC. (THECOUNT) — Ashlin Monteforte, of Myrtle Beach, SC, has been identified as the pedestrian struck and killed in a vehicle collision Sunday night on N Kings Hwy, in Horry County.
Monteforte, 32, was on foot when troopers say Alaina Marie Young struck her in a vehicle on Highway 17 in the North Myrtle Beach area Sunday night. The accident occurred near the Bass Pro Shop, off N Kings Hwy.
Young has since been charged in connection with the deadly crash Sunday night that also injured two other individuals. She was booked at 3:19 a.m. Monday and charged with felony DUI resulting in death.
Troopers said a Nissan and a Toyota were traveling south when the Nissan struck two pedestrians and hit the Toyota.
The other pedestrian and the driver of the Toyota were transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries, reports say.
Both of the drivers involved and their passengers were wearing seat belts, reports Continue reading
GREENVILLE, SC. (THECOUNT) — Karen Burroughs Boyce, of Greenville, South Carolina, has been identified as the victim in a Saturday morning Greenville city limits two-vehicle crash.
Boyce, 62, was traveling as a passenger in a blue SUV Saturday around 8:21 when it attempted to make a left-hand turn off N Academy St, near McPherson Park, and collided with a sliver pickup truck traveling on N Main St, according to police.
The truck made contact with the passenger portion of the SUV causing the vehicle to slam into a light pole.
Boyce was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries consistent with the violent collision.
When interviewed, both drivers indicated they had the right of way.
The crash remains under investigation.
Traffic engineering, GPD Traffic Reconstruction Unit and the coroner responded to the accident. Continue reading
LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC. (THECOUNT) — Davontaye Laquan Radell Washington, of Columbia, South Carolina, has been identified as the pedestrian struck and killed in a Lexington hit-and-run Saturday night.
Police say, Davontaye Washington, 21, was hit by a vehicle in Lexington on Nazareth Road around 9:45 p.m., who then fled the scene.
Washington was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force injuries consistent with the violent collision.
No suspect or vehicle description has been provided by authorities.
Coroner Margaret Fisher says Davontaye Laquan Radell Washington, 21, was walking southbound on Nazareth Road in Lexington around 9:45 p.m. when he was struck by a vehicle. Continue reading
ANDERSON COUNTY, SC. (THECOUNT) — Dawana Arflin Fields, of Belton, South Carolina, has been identified as the victim in a fatal New Year’s Eve single-Vehicle crash.
Fields, 56, was killed around 10 p.m. after losing control of her vehicle while traveling on Highway 20, near the intersection with Cheddar Road. The vehicle exited the roadway and struck a tree, reports say.
Fields was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force injuries consistent with the violent crash.
The vehicle’s single-occupant was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision, according to the fatality crash report.
The investigation into the cause of the collision is ongoing.
McCown says that Fields was driving home from her job around 10 p.m. when she lost control of her vehicle, running off the right side of the road. McCown says she then over-corrected, went across the other lane and then hit a tree. Continue reading
FLORENCE, SC. (THECOUNT) — Jordan Stackhouse has been identified as the bicyclist struck late Saturday night in Florence, South Carolina.
Stackhouse, 19, was biking in the area of 200 S Cashua Dr, in Florence, near Krispy Kreme, when he was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle, according to officials.
The victim suffered multiple blunt force injuries in the collision and was transported to an area hospital.
Stackhouse was later pronounced dead as a result of injuries suffered in the collision.
Police say, the driver did not stop following the collision and left the victim injured in the roadway.
The suspect was apprehended a short time later, according to a report.
Charges are expected to be filed in the coming days.
A Stackhouse autopsy is scheduled later this week.
According to the Florence County Coroners Office 19-year-old Jordan Stackhouse was biking in the vicinity of the 2000 block of South Cashua Drive before he was hit by the car. Officials say Stackhouse was rushed to a nearby hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries. Continue reading
LITTLE RIVER, SC. (THECOUNT) — Brian Scott Nunn has been identified as the victim found dead in the area of Hwy 111, in Little River, South Carolina on Saturday.
On Sunday, Horry County police said they are seeking and and all information on Nunn, 42, after he was found dead in what authorities are calling a homicide.
Police did not provide a cause of death in the case.
The death of Brian Scott Nunn is being investigated as a homicide, according to Horry County police. Continue reading
EASLEY, SC. (THECOUNT) — Easley, South Carolina police say they are trying to track down two suspects after a female employee was found shot to death Friday night at B-Pam’s Food Mart.
Police say the victim had a gun and tried to defend herself while working at B-Pam’s Food Mart is located at Northeast Main Street, in Easley, SC.
Police said the victim had been shot after quickly exchanging gunfire. There is no definitive evidence if the suspects had been hit.
Authorities are searching for two men who disguised their faces when they entered the store.
One of the men was wearing an orange ski mask, gray long-sleeve shirt, and black west. The other was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a white cloth mask covering his face from the nose down. Both men were around 5’10” to 6-feet-tall. Police said the men fled in a 2014-2017 silver Subaru Forester that turned left on North Main Street and went toward Haygood. Continue reading
GREENVILLE, SC. (THECOUNT) — Christopher Coleman and Isaiah Williams have been identified as the victims killed in an early Saturday house fire, according to the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.
Coleman, 51, and 9-year-old Williams died in a blaze at a home on Luke Lane in Greenville, NC Saturday morning.
Deputies said they arrived to find a home fully engulfed on Luke Lane around 3 a.m. Saturday.
The Gantt Fire Department and Greenville County EMS also responded to the scene.
Deputies say two individuals were transported to area hospitals where they were later pronounced dead as a result of smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide intoxication.
The Greenville County Coroner later identified the victims as Williams and Coleman.
A cause of the blaze was not provided by officials.
The coroner says a third individual made it out of the residence safely. Williams and Coleman were found inside by firefighters. Continue reading
WEST ASHLEY, SC. — Joshua Porcher has been identified as the father shot multiple times while walking through a Chuck E. Cheese’s parking lot with his kids Saturday, reports say.
Porcher, 32, was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds at about 9:40 p.m. Saturday, after officers responded to the Chuck E. Cheese’s parking lot on Sam Rittenberg Road.
Detectives are still working to figure out the relationship between Porcher and the shooter.
No one has been arrested yet.
WCSC reports CEC Entertainment, which owns Chuck E. Cheese’s, said in a statement Monday:
We’re aware of an incident that occurred in the parking lot of our Charleston, SC location. We offer our sincere condolences to the family of the victim, and are thankful for the dedicated service of community law enforcement and the swift actions of our alert staff members. We pride ourselves on providing wholesome entertainment to families, and maintaining a safe experience for our guests and staff is a primary concern for us, just as it is top-of-mind for the families and parents who visit us. We are cooperating with the police during their ongoing investigation and therefore cannot offer any additional details at this time.” Continue reading