SC Man Anthony Jones ID’d As Victim In Sunday Fatal Pineville Motorcycle Crash

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC. (THECOUNT) — Anthony Jones has been identified as the victim killed in a motorcycle accident in Pineville, SC on Sunday morning.

Jones, 50, was operating a motorcycle on SC-45 near Viper Rd, in Berkeley County, when the fatal crash occurred early Sunday morning.

According to the coroner’s office, the crash happened around 2 a.m., after Jones’ motorcycle exited the roadway for unknown reasons.

Jones was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

Jones was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, according to ABCNews4.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Geo quick facts: Berkeley County is a county in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, its population was 177,843. Its county seat is Moncks Corner. After two previous incarnations of Berkeley County, the current county was created in 1882 – Wikipedia.

SC Man Daryl William Davis ID’d As Saturday Lake Cherokee Drowning Victim

GAFFNEY, SC. (THECOUNT) — Daryl Davis has been identified as the victim who drown while visiting Lake Cherokee in Gaffney, South Carolina on Saturday.

Davis, 43, was pulled from the Gaffney lake Saturday afternoon, according to the Cherokee County Coroner.

According to the coroner, Davis’ body was recovered in Lake Cherokee off SC Highway 105 in the southern part of the county around 3:48 p.m.

A friend told officials that Davis dove off a dock into the water around 1:45 p.m., and never resurfaced. The friend immediately called 911, reports FoxCarolina.

Davis’ body was recovered about ten feet off shore in seven feet of water, according to officials.

An autopsy is scheduled to contribute to the investigation into the cause of death.

Geo quick facts: Gaffney is a town in and the seat of Cherokee County, South Carolina, United States, in the Upstate region of South Carolina. Gaffney is known as the “Peach Capital of South Carolina”. The population was 12,539 at the 2010 census, with an estimated population of 12,597 in 2014 – Wikipedia.

SC Pipe Bombs Detonate Outside Pickens Courthouse Blasting Out Windows Causing Damage Monday

PICKENS, SC. (THECOUNT) — A pair of twin blasts detonated near an exterior wall of the courthouse on Court Street in downtown Pickens, South Carolina Sunday night.

In a post shared to the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, Chief Travis Riggs said two hazardous devices were intentionally detonated near the department’s HVAC units.

The devices appeared to be homemade pipe bombs, according to the post, reports GreenvilleOnline.

Police said so far the investigation shows the devices detonated around 11:15 p.m. and caused major damage to glass windows on the lower level of the building.

Luckly, no injuries were reported.

Investigators continued to inspect damage, collect evidence and process the scene as of Monday morning, the Facebook post read.

Police said routine operations in the courthouse may not be disrupted.

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad is assisting in the investigation along with the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office and federal agents from ATF.

No arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIMESC


Geo quick facts: Pickens, formerly called Pickens Courthouse, is a city in Pickens County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 3,126 at the 2010 census. Pickens changed its classification from a town to a city in 1998, but it was not reported to the Census Bureau until 2001. It is the county seat of Pickens County – Wikipedia.

SC Woman Films Sharks Swimming ‘Inches Away’ From Unaware Cherry Grove Human Swimmers

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC. (THECOUNT) — Folks enjoying a little fun-in-the-sun at a North Myrtle Beach are counting their collective blessings after learning they were swimming inches away from sharks in the Cherry Grove area last Tuesday.

Ginger Gilmer filmed the sharks lurking in the Cherry Grove surf along with several unaware human swimmers, one man holding what appears to be a toddler.

The swimmers in the Cherry Grove area were “totally unaware,” sharks were mere inches from their bodies.

Gilmer shared several photos of the close encounter on her Facebook page last week.

“Why I go to the beach to get in the pool! SHARKS!!!! Not one person had an idea of what was lurking around them. Can’t see the bottom, not swimming in it! #doodoodoodoo,” Gilmer wrote on Facebook.

Gilmer said she took the pictures from the 15th floor of a resort. She highlighted dark spots in the photos which appear to show the sharks.

Gilmer later clarified to local Greenville press that she had not shared the pictures to make anyone hate or harm the creatures. Adding she had received unpleasant messages from people who are “unhappy with her.”

As of Wednesday morning, Gilmer’s photos have been shared almost 24,000 times, reports Live5News.

Geo quick facts: Cherry Grove Beach, sometimes known as Cherry Grove, is a neighborhood of the city of North Myrtle Beach in Horry County, South Carolina, United States. It lies along South Carolina Highway 9 and South Carolina Highway 65. The Cherry Grove Pier is a popular landmark of Cherry Grove. It was built early in the 1950s – Wikipedia.

NC Woman Paula Egelston ID’d As Found Dead Tuesday In Myrtle Beach Patricia Grand Hot Tub

MYRTLE BEACH, SC. (THECOUNT) — Paula Egelston, of Greensboro, North Carolina, has been identified as the victim found face down in a Myrtle Beach resort hot tub on Tuesday, according to reports.

Egelston, 57, was found dead in The Patricia Grand jacuzzi Tuesday, according to officials. The resort is located at, 2710 North Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach.

Police responded to a report of a unresponsive person in a hot tub before 4 a.m. Tuesday, say local reports.

MyFox8 reports police helped hotel security perform CPR as they waited for EMS to arrive.

The coroner later identified the victim as Egelston.

A cause of death was not provided.

Geo quick facts: Myrtle Beach, a city and vacation resort on South Carolina’s Atlantic coast, is the hub of the Grand Strand, a 60-mile string of beaches. It’s also known for its celebrity-designed golf courses. Along its beachfront boardwalk are arcades, souvenir stands and restaurants, as well as the old-fashioned Family Kingdom amusement park and the SkyWheel, one of the country’s tallest Ferris wheels – wikipedia.

SC Teen Abby Belle Allen ID’d As Victim In Fatal Berea Crash

GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC. (THECOUNT) — Abby Belle Allen has been identified as the victim in a two-vehicle crash on US-25 near Berea, South Carolina.

Allen, 18, was riding in a vehicle when it collided with another vehicle after losing control for unknown reasons. The vehicle then struck a utility pole, a tree, and a road sign, according to troopers.

Allen was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

Two other individuals riding in the vehicles were transported to area hospital with multiple injuries, reports FoxCarolina.

The Berea Fire Department, South Carolina Highway Patrol, Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, and Greenville County Coroner’s Office were all on scene.

The incident caused at least 3,000 power outages after utility equipment was damaged in the crash.

Geo quick facts: Berea is a census-designated place in Greenville County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 14,295 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Greenville–Mauldin–Easley Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

SC Mother Brianna Lollis Arrested In Anderson Death Of 2-Week-Old Girl Paisleigh

ANDERSON, SC. (THECOUNT) — Brianna Lollis has been identified as the mother arrested after her baby girl was found dead in her Anderson home on Feb. 12.

Lollis, 23, was charged with homicide by child abuse this week in the death of her 2-week-old daughter Paisleigh.

The Anderson County Coroner’s Office said Paisleigh Lollis was found dead by her parents May 12, reports WJBF.

The coroner says Lollis was charged after authorities reviewed the results of several tests on the infant’s body and the results of an investigation into the child’s death.

Authorities have not released any details on the baby’s cause of death.

It’s unclear if Lollis has secured a lawyer.

According to Facebook, Lollis is listed as a “separated,” woman from Rock Hill, South Carolina.

“A proud mommy two baby girls Scarlett & Paisleigh mommy loves y’all more then you will ever know….”


Geo quick facts: Anderson is a city in and the county seat of Anderson County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 26,686 at the 2010 census, and the city was the center of an urbanized area of 75,702 – Wikipedia.

NC Father Shoots Through Door Kills Daughter Nadeja Pressley He Thought Was Home Intruder

GREENVILLE, SC. (THECOUNT) — Nadeja Jermainequa Pressley has been identified as the South Carolina woman shot and killed by her own father who thought she was a home intruder Sunday.

Pressley, 23, was fatally shot by her Greenville father who mistook her someone illegally entering his Greenville home on Sunday.

Greenville County Sheriff’s Office officials say the father heard someone trying to enter his home early Sunday, so he shot through a door.

When the man opened the door he found his daughter suffering from gunshot wounds.

Pressley was pronounced dead at the scene of gunshot injuries.

Geo quick facts: Greenville is a city in South Carolina. It’s home to the Greenville County Museum of Art, with works by Southern artists spanning several centuries. Exhibits at the Upcountry History Museum tell the story of upstate South Carolina. Falls Park on the Reedy has riverside gardens, a suspension bridge and waterfall views. Multi-use trails wind around lakes and hills in Paris Mountain State Park, north of the city – wikipedia.

Travis Tritt Tour Bus Involved In Double-Fatal SC Crash Saturday Morning

HORRY COUNTY, SC. (THECOUNT) — The tour bus carrying country music superstar Travis Tritt was involved in a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 22, in Horry County, South Carolina, early Saturday morning.

Tritt, 56, took to Twitter to tell fans he was “shaken up,” but otherwise uninjured in the serious crash that claimed the lives of two individuals.

According to Horry County Fire Rescue, first responders arrived to a wreck involving two vehicle and a Tritt’s tour bus around 3:30 a.m. Two people were killed and one other hurt in the crash.

Travis Tritt via Twitter:

@Travistritt “We were just involved in a fatal accident with a driver going the wrong way on Veterans Highway as we were leaving Myrtle Beach. Thank God we are all okay. I feel so bad for those who died needlessly tonight. I’m really shaken up by what I witnessed. God bless those who died.”

Tritt was scheduled to perform at the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach last night, according to his website, reports wmbfnews.

South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating.

Geo quick facts: Myrtle Beach, a city and vacation resort on South Carolina’s Atlantic coast, is the hub of the Grand Strand, a 60-mile string of beaches. It’s also known for its celebrity-designed golf courses. Along its beachfront boardwalk are arcades, souvenir stands and restaurants, as well as the old-fashioned Family Kingdom amusement park and the SkyWheel, one of the country’s tallest Ferris wheels – wikipedia.

SC Stratford HS Star RB Xavier Young Passes Away Following Battle With Cancer

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC. (THECOUNT) — Xavier Young, a former Stratford High School running back great, passed away Monday at age 22.

Young, a star high school football player, been battling cancer since late 2016.

Young was a 2015 Stratford High School graduate and was a huge part of their football program, reports ABCNews4.

Coach Dennie McDaniel said the Goose Creek youth had overcame so much:

“Xavier was a great football player for our program, but an even better person,” McDaniel said. “He is someone that every coach dreams of having a player like him. Every time I picture him all I see is that smile he had. That smile was so infectious! I know he is smiling down us now!”

In September 2014, Live5News named Young the Live 5 Five-Star Player of the Week after Young rushed for 199 yards and four touchdowns helping the Knights take down previously-undefeated Ashley Ridge with a 49-14 win. That victory helped his school move to 2-2 in the season.

Geo quick facts: Goose Creek is a city in Berkeley County in the U.S. state of South Carolina. The population was 35,938 at the 2010 census. Most of the Naval Weapons Station Charleston is in Goose Creek – Wikipedia.